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HSO @TheExchange North Shields

Updated: Jan 7, 2019

Information for those who'd like to come and give us a go this January!

The Exchange North Shields


Our first rehearsal will take place on Tuesday 15th January at The Exchange in North Shields. Doors open at 6.45pm when we will welcome our founding members and even those just curious about taking part. Don't worry if you can't make the first one, send us a message and we can arrange for you to sample another rehearsal when you're ready.

The evening will consist of singing and drama exercises as well as a first look at our repertoire for our first performance. At this stage we can say that we are planning for our first performance to be a fully staged opera with a loose narrative constructed around a selection of choruses performed by the full company, interspersed with arias and small ensembles from chorus members who are ready to make solo performances.

Full details of the artistic concept will be announced at our first rehearsal and will not disappoint!

We are operating on a donations policy for January, which means that you can come and try out what we have to offer and pay as you feel. With nothing to lose and so much to gain, why not join our members group on Facebook for the full music list and to engage with other members of our community? (click here) Otherwise drop us an email and we can fill you in that way.

If you'd like to come along to the opening rehearsal there's a Facebook event for that too, just so we have a good idea of numbers which can be found here. We're asking for as many people as possible to bring the Red Oxford book of Opera Choruses or to request a copy of the music in advance to borrow for the short term.

No need to bring anything else, just a sense of humour and a willingness to dive right in. We'll have lots of fun and will all be diving in the deep end together. Best to wear clothes that you can move in and that wont be too hot, and a bottle of water might be handy.

Don't hesitate to be in touch if you need any more information, or if you're feeling ready to become a member, visit our subscription page for more details of our monthly membership deal.

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