The Savoy Opera Chorale performs choral concerts to costumed and staged abridged versions of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas.
Our changing format is to keep our performances fresh, exciting and interesting for both singers and audiences alike – introducing unknown works or rare repertoire from both Sullivan and Gilbert, as well as the G & S collaborations.
To date SOC has performed Trial by Jury (2012), Patience (2014), The Sorcerer (2015), Thespis (2016) and recently The Grand Duke and Princess Ida (2017). We have also performed Sullivan’s The Zoo (2013) and The Rose of Persia (2015).
Our concerts have included excerpts from Sullivan’s beautiful unfinished opera The Emerald Isle and some of his other solo works and ensembles; opera choruses by well-known composers such as Verdi, sung in their original language; Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine (in French); and wonderful choral arrangements of popular songs such as You Raise Me Up, Over the Rainbow and one of our favourites, Simple Gifts.
If you would like to consider joining the choir, please feel free to come along to the G & S Hall any Tuesday night before rehearsal starts at 7:30 PM or contact Ian Ferguson on 0412 779 828 for more information. No experience necessary, all welcome.