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Community chorus auditions

Your chance to perform on the Glyndebourne stage in 2025.

your chance to perform on the Glyndebourne main stage with our community chorus.

Audition announcement

We are excited to announce audition dates to be in the adult chorus for our brand new community opera Uprising, written by composer Jonathan Dove and librettist April De Angelis. The opera looks at the climate emergency through the eyes of those whom it will affect the most – the young.

Taking place on the main stage at Glyndebourne, the adult and youth chorus will perform alongside six professional singers and musicians from the Glyndebourne Sinfonia. As a member of the adult chorus, performers will be learning music, acting and singing on stage in full costume.

Auditions are open to anyone ages 20+ living within 25 miles of Glyndebourne. Auditions will be held at locations around Sussex from Tuesday 25 – Sunday 30 June 2024.

The auditions will be led by Sinead O’Neill (Director), Ashley Beauchamp (Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master) and Mike Ashcroft (Movement Director). The experienced team behind the production are focussed on developing talent; they are searching for people with enthusiasm and energy.

Audition sessions
  • Tuesday 25 June – 6.30pm – 8.30pm – Lewes Priory School
  • Wednesday 26 June – 6.30pm – 8.30pm – Lewes Priory School
  • Saturday 29 June – 3.00pm – 5.00pm – East Sussex College, Lewes
  • Sunday 30 June – 9.30am – 11.30am – Lewes Priory School
rehearsal sessions

Following the auditions, successful participants will attend rehearsals at Glyndebourne on the following dates: 

  • 8 September – Launch date
  • 30 October – 1 December – Music rehearsals
  • 7 – 11 January – Music rehearsals
  • 14 January – 24 February – Production rehearsals
  • 26 February – 2 March – Performances
  • A full schedule of rehearsals and performances can be found here.

This opportunity is open to all people aged 20+ living within 25 miles of Glyndebourne.

We promote equality, diversity and inclusion and actively encourage applications from those whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in the world of opera.

We strive to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. If there are ways we can support individuals to participate in the application and auditions process please get in touch with us at takepart@glyndebourne.com.

Application closing date: Friday 21 June 2024

Images: The photos on this page are from our past community operas – Imago (photos by David Illman), Push (photos by Pat Pope) and Agreed (photos by Robert Workman).

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