JOINING PRESTON OPERA
Preston Opera is always ready to welcome new members in any capacity – as singers, or to help with production, staging, costume, make up, props, front of house duties, even making the tea! If you are interested in joining us all you need to do is to turn up at one of our rehearsals and introduce yourself to Kevin Hesketh, our Membership Secretary (Home: 01772 339699; Mob: 0785 058 7324: email firstname.lastname@example.org).
We rehearse at Carey Baptist Centre, Pole Street, Preston PR1 1DX every Thursday from 7.30 – 10.00 pm.
Singers We particularly welcome altos, tenors and basses, but sopranos, too, are welcome. We do not ask prospective singing members to audition. You do not need to be able to read music, or to have any experience of singing opera – we suggest that you come along and sing with us for a week or two and see how you feel. We are sure you will enjoy the experience.
Come along and have a chat with us at a rehearsal and tell us about your areas of interest and expertise.
Our annual subscriptions
Full membership: £120, which can be paid monthly by standing order (£10 per month).
Non-singing members: £15
NB Anyone starting in September will not be asked to pay anything until the following January.
Contribution towards costume hire for staged performances (once or twice a year) - £20
Returnable deposit on music scores - £20.
We try to keep costs down for all our members. However, no one is ever disbarred from membership on financial grounds, so if the subscription proves difficult for you please talk to our Chairman.
If you have any questions or just want to chat about Preston Opera, feel free to contact either Tony Leydon, our Chairman (01524 822639), Alan Mathews, our Vice Chairman (01772 691898), or Barbara Walsh, our Secretary (01772 784578).
The post of secretary remains vacant. This is a very important job essential to running Preston Opera and any members willing to offer their organisational skills are encouraged to put their names forward.