Come and Sing: Opera Choruses

10:00am, Sat, 12 Feb 2022

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Workshop
    Duration: 2.5 Hours
    Venue: St Mary's Priory Church
    Monk Street
    Monmouth NP25 3NX
    Description: Come and Sing: Opera Choruses

    Come and Sing - Opera Choruses

    Saturday 12th February 2022, 10am - 12:30

    St Mary's Church, Monmouth

    Join us to sing some of the best-known music by Bizet, Purcell, Handel, Verdi and others, and to experience the highs and lows of operatic drama.
    Entry Free ... donations invited

    Please bring the Oxford Book of Opera Choruses or book online or by phone on 07557 687634 to hire a copy (£4 payable on the door)

    We are really looking forward to singing with you on Saturday 12 February in Monmouth at St Mary’s church. Here is some information about the event, including how we are managing Covid risk.

    We have around 50 singers, so please allow plenty of time to register and find your seat. Registration will open at 9.30am and the event will run from 10-12.30.

    As you enter, go to the registration desk to find your name and confirm your contact details for test&trace. If you've booked a score, you can also collect and pay for it here (£4). The choir also has to cover costs for our professionals (conductor, accompanist, soloist) and venue etc, so we would love you to make a donation if you can -- cash or card welcome!

    As we'll be singing the Anvil Chorus, do bring along something metal to bang (pans/keys/anvils). The church will be providing refreshments through the morning. The toilets are located in the Priory.

    To reduce the risk of catching Covid
    Please do NOT attend if you feel unwell, or are experiencing any Covid symptoms, or have tested positive in the past 7 days.
    We ask you to be double vaccinated and to do a negative lateral flow test before arriving (even if you feel 100% well).
    • Unless exempt, you will need to wear a mask while moving around inside the church.
    • You can remove your mask while singing, although we would encourage you to stay masked because of increased risk of aerosol transmission of the virus. You will be able to borrow a ‘singer’s insert’ (a little silicon frame that holds the mask away from your face), which we use in rehearsals and find very helpful.
    • If you are singing without a mask, stewards will guide you to positions at the front of the choir.
    • Please use your best efforts to socially distance throughout the event.

    If you test positive for Covid after the event, please email

    If you’ve enjoyed yourself, do join the choir! Our membership secretary Gill will be there to answer any questions and help sign you up.