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).

This semester we will be working on pieces for our Spring Concert, including a Gilbert and Sullivan medley, along with pieces from other light operas, and musicals. All teaching and rehearsal for these will be done online and we will be holding regular online socials to give members a chance to catch up and get to know new faces. As ever, our chorus is non-auditioned and everyone is welcome!

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Light Opera Society this year are:

Judith Simmonds
Luca Simons
Publicity Officer
Harry Keight
Social Secretary
Tristan Madeleine

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Membership 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.

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NameCostValid PeriodDetails
LOpSoc Membership 2022/23£10.0028/09/2022 - 31/08/2023Full membership of LOpSoc for the academic year 2022/23. The current membership fee is an annual sum of £10 - this allows us to put on full-scale productions of operettas and also go on tour to the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival every August. A member is entitled to perform in any LOpSoc production held throughout the academic year (including tour), as well as vote for which shows we should produce and other society matters.
LOpSoc Life Membership 2022/23FREE28/09/2022 - 31/08/2023This membership option is only for those who have been awarded with life membership to the society. It gives the same rights to perform and vote as standard membership.


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