Sign up for the 2014 Summer Festival ensembles will begin this week! Look out for sign up sheets in UMS ensemble rehearsals, and keep an eye on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/summerfestivalofmusic) and this website for more information!
What better way to celebrate the launch of this year's Greek-tragedy inspired Summer Festival Opera than with a TOGA PARTY!
A great opportunity to have a catch up and forget about all that exam and deadline stress before knuckling down for the term, on Tuesday 23rd April we will be donning our sheets and heading to The Proverbial on the Harborne High Street from 9pm. While it is a great opportunity to get to know the committee, cast and crew (and you never know, we might just let you know exactly how to pronounce the opera's name!) all are welcome!
At only £2 (collected on the door) there's really no excuse not to come and have some fun - all proceeds go to funding the opera.
The rehearsal schedule for the Summer Festival has been released - check out the Participants' Page, and remember to contact your ensemble manager as soon as possible if you have a problem with any rehearsal dates.
posted 23 Feb 2013 03:56 by Ellie Kendall
updated 4 Apr 2013 05:18
year as part of the Summer Festival, we will be performing Gluck’s Iphigenie en
Aulide as our opera. This opera has an exciting plot
and the music has attracted composers like Richard Wagner to stage the opera.
There are a wide variety of parts and we need a huge chorus so everyone will
have the chance to get involved.
will be held on Saturday 9th March from 1-8 in the Dome. In your 10 minute
audition you will just be required to sing one of the provided extracts - don’t
worry, you won’t have to say the name of the opera! Please sign up for an
audition slot in the music office and you can collect the extracts from there as
don’t sing you can still be involved. We will obviously be in need of an
orchestra, therefore if you would like to play in the orchestra then please sign
up on the Sinfonia sign up sheet and then we will select the players from there.
a great opera team this year and it is going to be an exciting project to be
involved in. An opportunity to be in an opera is one that you cannot afford to
If you like summer and festivals and music, you'll love the Summer Festival of Music!
The festival is organised by students of the University to create music-making opportunities after the busy exam period and allow students to use and develop skills gained throughout the academic year, whilst having fun along the way! The emphasis is on student involvement with a variety of concerts showcasing the wide-ranging talents and tastes of musicians at the University. From the conductors and composers to the many students who make up the ensembles, there are plenty of ways to get involved.