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Glyndebourne Youth Opera: Christmas Concerts

Apply now to be part of two unique and festive performances on the Glyndebourne stage alongside the Glyndebourne Chorus and Tour Orchestra.

Apply now to be part of two unique and festive performances on the Glyndebourne stage alongside the Glyndebourne Chorus and Tour Orchestra conducted by Aidan Oliver, Glyndebourne Chorus Master.

We are looking for a group of talented young singers (upper voices) to rehearse and perform carols and operatic classic as part of the concerts on Saturday 14 December and Sunday 15 December 2019. Rehearsals will be led by Lee Reynolds and will be based at Glyndebourne.

The Glyndebourne Christmas Concerts will be heart-warming and festive, showcasing the delights of the Glyndebourne Chorus, Tour Orchestra and Glyndebourne Youth Opera. The first half will be packed with opera highlights, followed by yuletide classics and carols in the second half, with a chance for the audience to sing along.

Eligibility

  • Aged 9 – 14 on Sunday 1 December 2019
  • Upper voices (treble, soprano and alto) only
  • Live within 25 miles of Glyndebourne
  • Available for all of the rehearsal dates/times below

Schedule

  • Thursday 26 September evening, Auditions
  • Sunday 1 December 10:30 – 13:30, Music Rehearsal
  • Saturday 7 December 10:30 – 13:30, Music Rehearsal
  • Monday 9 December 17:00 – 19:00, Music Rehearsal
  • Wednesday 11 December 17:00 – 19:00, Music Rehearsal
  • Friday 13 December 17:00 – 18:00, Rehearsal with Glyndebourne Chorus
  • Saturday 14 December morning, Final Rehearsal
  • Saturday 14 December 15:00, Performance 1
  • Sunday 15 December 15:00, Performance 2

How to apply

The deadline to apply is Sunday 22 September 2019.


Glyndebourne Youth Opera is supported by investment through Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme, which invests significantly in developing new audiences and artists of the future. 

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