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Our next production, to be presented in May, 2022 will be Claudio Monteverdi’s magnificent opera:

The performances will be sung in English, from Alan Curtis’s Edition (Novello & Co. Ltd.

We are delighted that Music Director, Mark Jones, and Stage Director, Paul Hands have agreed to continue with the society.

  • Mark trained at the Royal College of Music and was twice winner of the Adrian Boult conducting scholarship. He spent 21 years as Music Director of Gresham’s School and is currently Music Director of Fakenham Choral Society.
  • Paul was Director of Drama at Gresham’s School for many years, where he worked in conjunction with Mark before retiring. He now directs on a freelance basis and is also director of Litcham Entertainment Group. He has the distinction of having directed multi award-winning Norfolk actress Olivia Colman.

Mark will introduce the opera over the course of two evenings, and take us through some of the music. These will take place on Monday, 13th and Monday, 20th September from 7.30pm – 9.30pm, at The Holt Youth Project, Old Station Way, Holt, NR25 6DH. All are welcome to these sessions. Scores will be available

Auditions for principal roles will be held at the same venue on Monday, 11th October, from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. There are 21 named roles plus ensembles. You will not need to audition to sing in the ensembles. We welcome new singers, either as an ensemble singer, or as an auditionee for a principal role.

Monteverdi wrote this opera for church performances, and with this in mind, our fully staged performances will take place at St. Margaret’s Church, Cley-Next-the-Sea, NR25 7TT.

If you’d like to contact us, or receive occasional news about the society, or would like to perform with us, please let us know at northnorfolkchamberopera@gmail.com

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