Brentwood Operatic Society has been entertaining the people of Brentwood for over 110 years!
Currently, the society produces 2 shows a year, one usually being a Fundraiser in April or May time and the other is our big show performed at Brentwood Theatre around October or November. We like to produce both well known shows as well as the lesser known. Recent shows have included 9-5 The Musical, Pirates of Penzance & The Wiz. We recently won the Brent Award for The Kramer Family Best Production Award for our production of The Wiz in October 2015, along with a nomination for a NODA for Best Musical!
OUR NEXT PRODUCTION IS MADE IN DAGENHAM 9TH- 13TH MAY
All performing members are required to audition to join the society. We will ask you to sing a song of your choice and ask that you provide the sheet music or the backing track, with something to play it on.
If you would like to be considered for any of the principals in our next show you will be required to audition. However should you just like to be in the chorus you will not need to audition again.
Rehearsals take place on Thursday’s between 7.30pm -10pm. We do rehearse on Tuesday’s as well but this are generally kept for principal rehearsals. up until a month before the show, where you are expected to rehearse on both days. We may have a couple of Sunday’s rehearsals but these again, will generally be closer towards the show. You will be issued with a rehearsal schedule at the start of each production.
We are a friendly and welcoming group and whilst we are only an amateur society, we do like to put on the most professional production possible, so be prepared to be put in the hard work, because the results are amazing!
We like to think we are very happy and social society and try to arrange activities outside the rehearsal period. Some of the members venture to the pub on a Thursday evening, after rehearsals! We have a social committee within the society who are working hard to organise up and coming events, so watch this space!
Brentwood Operatic Society is affiliated to NODA (The National Operatic and Dramatic Association) and Brentwood Arts Council. The support of the Arts Council and Brentwood Borough Council towards the running of the Society, a non profit-making amateur body, is gratefully acknowledged.
Chairman: Maggie Kiel
Hon Secretary: Lisa Harris
Hon Treasurer: Mick Kiel
Hon Business Manager: Ian Southgate
Sarah Mayes, Graham Greenaway, Juliet Thomas, Dean Mobley, Michael Toft.
President: Jean Wilson
Vice Presidents: Joy Beyerman, Janet Cass, Pat Cook, John Dobson, Anna Gadsdon, Maggie Kiel, Andrew Mcilwraith, Brenda Rogers, Fred Sarchet, Liz Southgate, Chris Stewart, Hilary Sweeney, David Zelly
The Brent Awards