Take Part

How can I take part?

Bloom with us! Jump in, join the fun and help make a wonderful performance!

Click here to sign up or register your interest

or email us with any questions at bloom@barefootopera.com

We are excited to announce our live, in-person rehearsals – to sign up please follow this link.

We are keeping in touch with our participants via Mailchimp, so please check your spam in case it lands there!

Watch to catch up! If you’d like to watch our rehearsal Zooms and live recordings please email bloom@barefootopera.com and we’ll send you the link

Who is it for?

We are inviting everybody from Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill to come and sing with us: you may end up as part of the chorus, become a clubber, a fisherman, or sing solo!

We welcome people of all backgrounds and singing abilities, and the project is FREE.

You don’t need any experience – just your enthusiasm!

The only commitment we ask from you is your time! We want it to be a truly life-changing experience. We have first-rate professionals working with us on this project – musicians, voice coaches, composers, and singers – who will all be there to support you.


With Arts Council England and Barefoot Opera Trustees’ support, our team has created a new schedule for 2021, offering a blend of online and in-person training leading to a full performance at the end of October 2021.

Dates for your diary

28 March – BLOOM IN A TEACUP – Project Launch Event

April – July – REHEARSALS – Saturdays, AM

August – BREAK

September – REHEARSALS – Saturdays AM&PM (Mon & Tues nights reserved for some specific calls)

October 21st – DRESS REHEARSAL

October 22nd, 23rd, 24th – SHOWS

Why get involved?

For your health and well-being

The Bloom Britannia project enables people to sing on a weekly basis in a fun and supportive way as you learn the opera over the coming year.

A growing body of evidence highlights the many positive impacts singing can have on physical and mental well-being. It’s official – singing is medicine!

Sing weekly with experienced professionals

Barefoot Opera’s team, led by leading singing coach and director Jenny Miller, will guide and support participants from learning the opera, right through to rehearsals and performances in the Autumn.

Make friends, combat isolation

Meet with the same group every week, working towards the same goal. The project expands your personal and social horizons, and brings you closer to others.

Be a part of something amazing!

A chance to be part of the making of an exciting, professional new opera, working with leading professional musicians and singers. This project really is a one-off: a new, fully professional opera, written by a leading composer, involving local people from the outset. 

Do something totally different

Taking part can expand horizons – who knows where it might take you. Perhaps you will join a choir, start a choir of your own, or simply start singing more at home… maybe you will discover a new genre of music.

You might seek a change of direction in life, or get more involved with our local community. For children and young people, this experience could change their whole future…opening their minds to new possibilities and outlets for expression.