The Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company is looking for basses and tenors for the chorus of its summer production of H.M.S. Pinafore. The performances are the evenings of July 13 and 14 at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis. This is a concert version, with the chorus using scores during the performances. It is performed in partnership with the Minneapolis Pops. There are four rehearsals at the end of June to prep the music and two evening rehearsals the week of the performance. There is also a run-through with the orchestra on the morning of the July 13 performance.
There is no audition to sing in the chorus. However, you must be an experienced singer who is able to read music as the prep time is very short.
There is no pay for the singers in these performances. There is glory, thousands of unpaying fans, and your friends and family can come for free.
If you are interested please send a resume or other summary of your musical experience to: [email protected]. Please use the heading: Singing in H.M.S. Pinafore.
Here are the dates:
Chorus rehearsals without the conductor to learn the music:
June 17, 20, 24, 27 at 7:30 pm at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, Minneapolis
Rehearsals with the conductor:
July 8, 11 at 7:30 pm at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, Minneapolis
July 13 9:00 am Augsburg - run through with orchestra
Shows July 13 7:30 pm, July 14 7:30 pm at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, Minneapolis
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