Light Opera Society
We are the Light Opera Society and have a long, established history, having performed light operas and operettas since 1972.
Each year, LOpSoc presents two shows: these are often operettas written by Gilbert and Sullivan, or other musical works.The former of these is performed for a second time at the International G&S Festival in Harrogate every August.These British theatre classics are always comedic, extravaganzas. Anybody who wants to get involved, be in on stage or off, in either of our shows is very welcome! Anybody who wants to get involved in one or both of our shows is very welcome.
Our chorus is non-auditioned and we rehearse at 7pm every Tuesday, usually in Building 34/4013 (the large room on the right at the top of the staircase). Our members join from all different courses of the university and come from all different backgrounds, which provides the society with a wide variety of personalities along with a great range of talents.
Auditions for principal parts in the first show are usually held at the beginning of the academic year; for the second show, these auditions are usually held in December. We are a very laid-back society: we thoroughly enjoy what we do and we have great fun in the process.
So why not come along and try something new? Anyone and everyone is welcome to sign up, join our society and get on-stage! For more information, please find us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/groups/2205079779/) or visit our website (www.lopsoc.co.uk).
If you would like to get to know us, please feel free to join our Facebook group and, to find out more about our history, why not drop in on our wiki page, which documents over 40 years of shows and members (http://www.lopsoc.org.uk/wiki/Main_Page)..
About Light Opera SocietyOur spring show for the forthcoming academic year is Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore. Principal castings have already been decided upon, but our cast is open until the 5th of November, but if you wish to join our unauditioned chorus after this point we can review on a case by case basis! Why not come along to Building 34, 4013 to join us. November is when we will be accepting pitches for our summer show, so if you feel like you would like to be in a directorial seat rather than the limelight, please contact us!
HMS Pinafore will be performed in February 2020.
See you there!
Membership Fee Information
These are the current membership fees offered by Light Opera Society, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.
|Year Membership||£10||01/10/2019 - 30/09/2020||A member is entitled to be able to perform in any LOpSoc show they wish. The money goes towards partly funding the numerous shows we perform.|
|Membership for life members||FREE||01/10/2019 - 30/09/2020||This membership option is only for those that have been awarded with life membership to the society. It gives the same rights to perform and vote as standard membership.|
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Light Opera Society this year are:
- Joel Parkinson
- Jared Wason
- James Tarmey
- Kira Jukes
- Victoria Arnold
- Luke Comerford
- Annabelle Sessions
- Peter Alexander