Melbourne Operatic Society has between 30 and 40 members drawn from Melbourne, Castle Donington and the surrounding area. We meet on Tuesday evenings at Melbourne Assembly Rooms.
Our main event of the year is the performance of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera in March / April. Our show for 2021 will be HMS Pinafore and Trial by Jury. It will be performed at the Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton, which provides us with a well equipped stage and comfortable tiered seating for our audience.
We also stage concert work, performing our own concerts in Melbourne and Castle Donington, usually in June / July and at Christmas. We can also provide concerts for other organisations in the area. If you would like more information ring Keith Reaveley, on (01332) 810125 or email Keith Reaveley. Concerts usually include some Gilbert and Sullivan, frequently as a taster for our next show, but the material covers a wide range, including popular songs and musicals of the last 50 years.
We are always on the look-out for new singing members. Whilst previous experience is desirable, it is not essential. Shows cannot be put on without an enormous amount of help, front of house and backstage, from non-singing supporters. If you are interested in either of these roles, please see Joining the Society. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly society and you may be assured of a warm welcome.
If you would like to support the Society without becoming a singing member, why not become a Patron, or if you have a business perhaps you would like to advertise in our show programme.