Summer Project 2018 - The Sorcerer
Learn an entire opera in 3 days*
A non-residential summer singing project
29 July 2018 and 11-12 August 2018
Totteridge Village Hall, Badgers Croft, Totteridge Village, N20 8AH
The Bushey Arena, The Bushey Academy, London Road, Bushey, WD23 3AA
For the first time since we started Tonic in 2009 you have an opportunity to learn an entire opera* and participate in a full sing through, with soloists. We have chosen The Sorcerer by Gilbert & Sullivan, which includes ‘Why, where be oi?’, which we have sung several times at Tonic Choir. The Sorcerer is a comic opera in which, after drinking a love potion at a tea party, the villagers fall in love with the first person they see. This results in some very amusing situations and needs a dramatic conclusion to put matters right.
On Sunday 29 July 2018 at the Totteridge Village Hall there will be a full day of music preparation.
This will continue over the weekend of August 11/12 and will culminate in a full sing through, with soloists. This weekend will be either at the Totteridge Village Hall or The Bushey Academy. The two locations are just 8 miles apart and we will be able to confirm which as soon as we have received sufficient bookings.
All 3 days will start at 10.30 (registration from 10.00) and end by 17.00.
The weekend, run as usual by Philip and Bryan, is for singers only. We may be able to accommodate a small audience of friends and family for the sing through, but cannot guarantee this until later.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided on each of the 3 days, but you will need to bring your own lunch. As we are only allowing 45 minutes for the lunch break there will be insufficient time to go to a local restaurant.
The cost of these three days of singing is £115 per person. This includes a copy of the music. To secure your place please complete the attached form and return it by February 9th with a £15 deposit per person.
Applications should be handed in at Tonic rehearsals or sent to Tonic Choir, 13 Hillview Road, Pinner, Middx. HA5 4PB and will be processed in the order they are received. There are a maximum number of places and so we cannot guarantee that every application will be successful. If sufficient applications are not received by mid February the project may be cancelled and then deposits will be returned.
By signing this form and paying the non-returnable deposit, you are committed to paying the balance of £100 per person no later than 31 May 2018.
Contact us for more information.
*all the choruses, not the solos
The Sorcerer - original production 1877