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Bloom Britannia Take Part

Who can take part?

Anyone can take part!
We welcome people of all backgrounds, and the project is FREE.

The only commitment we ask from you is- your time! Please look carefully at the schedule below. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, something you will never do again, and we want it to be a truly life-changing experience.  The only way that can happen is to give it some real-time and attention and that is why we will have first-rate professionals helping us to achieve this project.

How can I take part?

  1. Read the schedule below
  2. Email bloom@barefootopera.com

Schedule

Bloom Britannia 2020 at St Mary in the Castle

Jan 2020 During January of 2020 our team will be busy getting out contracts out for artists and all the professional team. We will be consolidating Publicity and marketing plans, booking venues, finalising casting and design ideas while Orlando and Stephen finish the opera.

We will also be running workshops for new groups – lookout for your chance to catch these, we will keep you posted on our workshops page. In February we are going to invite all wannabe Bloomers to officially sign up – this is important because we want a good idea sufficiently early on of numbers and voices.

A big date for your diary:
Launch Party at St Mary in the Castle on Sunday, March 1st from 3-5 pm
Expect music-making, a glamourous Bloom Britannia style high tea with lashings of cream, jam and scones, and some insider information from the creative team, all free!

April will see another important date: our fundraising Art Auction, more details to be announced, and music parts will be printed and distributed to singers and uploaded to the website.

In May our ticket selling campaign will start in earnest, as we invite participants to spread the word to all friends and family connections – we have four shows and we want every seat filled!

Essential Dates

Then here is the most important part of the schedule for our participants:

REHEARSALS
2020

May 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4, 11, 18

Saturday mornings: 10 am-12:30 pm
Music calls for participants

July 25 or 26
Participants-only workshop sing through at St Mary in the Castle with the full team of soloists and chorus but no band and recorded for learning purposes.

August: we break completely!

September 4, 11, 18, 25
Sat 10:30- 1:30, 2:30-5:30
Participants music and blocking (stage work)

September 7, 14, 21, 28
Monday evenings 7:30 – 9 pm
Music Calls

October 3,10, 17
Saturdays 10:30 – 1:30, 2:30 – 5:30

Oct 5, 11
Monday evenings

Monday, Oct 19
Tuesday, Oct 20
Wednesday, Oct 21

In St Mary in the Castle
The full company will be called from 6:30-9 pm

Thursday, Oct 22
There will be an open dress rehearsal (for schools) at 4 pm

Fri, Sat, Sun – Oct 23, 24, 25
4 performances including Sunday matinee.