GLOC news

  • What a delightful prospect!

    We are delighted to announce GLOC on tour! (Well, certainly one performance a long way outside London at any rate). We have been asked to perform an evening of G&S at in the Great Hall of Stokesay Court, Onibury, near Craven Arms in Shropshire.

    A small handful of soloists will perform a selection of highlights from the well-known favourite to the slightly obscure. We are thrilled that the composer and recording artist Luke Faulkner, FRSM, will be our fabulous accompanist.

    Stokesay Court is a Grade II* listed mansion set in landscaped grounds. A lived-in family home, it was a principal location for the filming of Atonement. The Great Hall has wonderful acoustics and we’re very much looking forward to G&S in Shropshire.

    Tickets cost £20 (together with a £2 booking fee) from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/566017/ and the ticket price includes a welcome glass of wine on arrival.

  • Announcement of next year’s main show

    We are really excited to announce that next year’s main show in June 2023 will be The Grand Duke; or, the Statutory Duel, directed by the wonderful Vicky Simon.
    If you’d like to join us, whether on stage or behind the scenes, take a look at our Join GLOC page – we’d love to have you join us!

    Vicky has previously directed Ruddigore (2015) and Iolanthe (2017) for GLOC, to great acclaim and with much fun had by all in the process. You can check out some photos from these productions in our Gallery and some film extracts on our YouTube page.

    The Grand Duke is the last of Gilbert and Sullivan’s collaborations and one of the least performed. The plot is full of wildly farcical Gilbertian humour with some wonderful, sparkling Sullivan music. We can’t wait to see what Vicky will do with it! We would absolutely love to have as many of you as possible join us on stage or behind the scenes.

    Rehearsals will begin late January/early February, with auditions for principals following shortly after. As ever, there will be no auditions for chorus members – the more the merrier! Watch out for further updates, or email admin@gloc.org to register your interest.

    Important details for your diary:

    Rehearsals: From late January/early February 2023, Wednesday nights, 18:45-21:45, St Gabriels Halls, Pimlico SW1V 3AA

    Show week: 4-10 June 2023, Bridewell Theatre, London Ec4Y 8EQ

  • Tickets for ‘A Grand Night For Singing’ now available

    For one night only GLOC takes a trip to the music hall with a whistle-stop journey through the songs of the West End & Broadway, comedy songs and sketches, and a hilarious specially written Piratical Pantomime!

    Don’t miss out on early bird prices for tickets at £10 (full price £12) and book now!

    Tickets are available through TicketSource here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/grosvenorlightopera/t-lndzejq

  • Join us for a night at the music hall!

    GLOC is off to the music hall this term and we want you to join us!

    Our winter show this year will be an evening of varied songs, comedy and sketches; including some chorus medleys (a bit of G&S, a soupçon of musical theatre and a collection of Christmas classics), individual skits and solos, and a specially written panto-style melodrama (oh yes it is!).

    We’ve had a couple of weeks of rehearsals already, but it’s not too late to get involved! We rehearse every Wednesday evening, 6.45-9.45pm, in St Gabriel’s Halls, Pimlico, SW1V 3AA. Come along and give us a try – we’re a very friendly, welcoming bunch, and you’ll always find a contingent heading for a quick drink after each rehearsal! There’s no auditions to be in the chorus, and the music is all accessible and fun to sing, with a little bit of cockney dancing thrown in for good measure!

  • It’s nearly time for The Sorcerer to pay a visit!

    We’re into the final stretch of preparations for The Sorcerer next week at The Bridewell Theatre. Take a look at our selection of photos from rehearsals below to whet your appetite and then head on over to The Sorcerer page to book your tickets!

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