Julian Light Operatic Society

Light Opera in Ealing for the enjoyment of all.

Join JLOS

We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7.45pm to 9.45pm at Haven Green Baptist Church, Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2UP. To join us, simply come along to one of our rehearsals and introduce yourself. You will be made very welcome, and informed of the joining process. It is very easy, and involves no cost initially. If you don't want to buy your own copy of the vocal score (the words and music), you can borrow one for a returnable deposit.

After rehearsals, we go for a drink at the Grapevine bar at Questors Theatre.

conductor with band Josephine in Pinafore15 Buttercup with crew

Friendly Society

You don't have to audition to join the company, but you are expected to be able to sing, act a bit, turn up when required, and pay your subs! After coming to a few rehearsals, if you decide to join, the membership secretary will give you a membership form to complete and you'll be asked to start paying subs. We regularly hold social and fund-raising events, such as a quiz or barn dance, or just meet for dinner or a drink.

The JLOS Year

Because our main show last year was in mid-October, we started rehearsing for our next concert soon afterwards. The concert will be end February 2024 after which, we start looking at the music for our main show, with auditions for principal parts usually in May or June, although this year they may be earlier.

We break for summer in late July, returning in either mid-August or September (depending on show date) to start work in earnest on the show, introducing stage movement while committing the words and music to memory. We usually have a couple of Sunday afternoon rehearsals, a week or two before the show. The show, at Questors Theatre, is usually mid-October or the second or third week of November. This year's dates are 17th - 19th October.

Subscriptions

New members get their first month of membership free, then it's £13/month until their first show. Standard subs. are £23/month unless you either pay by standing order, or pay in advance, in which case it's £18/month.

Little Buttercup

If you're a full-time student or otherwise have a limited income, speak to the treasurer - we have a policy of never refusing membership on the grounds of hardship.

50 Club

50 Club is a voluntary, fund-raising scheme for the Julian. For £5 per month, you get a ticket for the monthly draw for cash prizes totalling £400 over the course of a year. Most people find that adding the £5 to their monthly subs. standing order is the most convenient way to pay