Oxfordshire-based 'Opera Anywhere's touring plans for 2014 and 2015 include productions of The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance. They aim to collaborate with local choral societies, community choirs and orchestras across the UK, to provide bigger and better productions for their audiences.
This is a unique opportunity for local singing groups and choirs to work alongside professional opera performers.
WOAPA is delighted to be working with Opera Anywhere on two of their performances:
Friday 20th June at 7.30pm - The Mikado - St Leonard's Church, Eynsham, Oxfordshire
(doors open at 7.00pm)
Friday 27th June at 6pm - The Mikado - The Amphitheatre, Waterperry Gardens,
Oxford, OX33 1LA
(There will be an interval of 60 minutes - audience members are invited to bring a picnic)
Some members of WOAPA's Adult Singing Group will be rehearsing chorus songs to perform with Opera Anywhere on both dates.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 6.30 - 7.15pm in Witney (six rehearsals only) and begin on Weds 7th May.
We would like to invite any non-WOAPA singers who would like to take part, to join us. Rehearsals are FREE to attend and you would be most welcome. If interested, please contact the WOAPA office at the link below. or telephone 01993 358161.
Audience tickets for the performances are priced £5 - £15
For telephone booking (with £1.50 booking fee) please ring 01865 735910
For online ticket purchases, please click the links below
WOAPA's Adult Singing Group began in September 2011, and is extremely popular - with over 70 people enrolled.
We meet each Wednesday at "Open Doors", Range Rd, Witney, OX29 7LY, 7.30 - 9.00pm
There are no auditions to join - and no requirement to be able to read music. The emphasis is on having FUN, while singing with like-minded people (we deliberately try not to use the word 'choir' as we feel that puts some people off). Our singers often tell us how great they feel afterwards.
We aim for a very contemporary repertoire - 'GaGa', Adele, Buble, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, One Direction, Lenka, Glee, Emile Sande, Jessie J and Bruno Mars are already on our list!
Your first session is a 'FREE taster'. Please feel free to turn up at any of our singing sessions (please check our dates & times page to make sure we haven't inserted a change of date/time/venue).
Or contact us first, to discuss.