Music for Shakespeare

St Mary's Church, Kidlington
Friday 5 May 2017
Saturday 6 May 2017
T I C K E T S
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Or TEL: 01865-375613
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Our next show

LOVE AND WAR - MUSIC FOR SHAKESPEARE
5 and 6 May 2017
KAOS with Oxford Sinfonia
Vaughan Williams: In Windsor Forest
Verdi: Extracts from Macbeth
Walton: A Shakespeare Suite for Richard III
Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story

October 2017 - LA BELLE HELENE (see below for details)

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Who we are

We formed in 1977 under the baton of musical director Paul Ingram. We rehearse on Monday evenings at Gosford Hill School. As concert time approaches there are usually extra rehearsals with a full orchestra. We give three performances a year: a Spring Concert, a full-stage Autumn Production and a Christmas Charity Concert.

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Our shows

Past & Present





SAFETY CURTAIN
More about Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society


Late Breaking News
Friday 24th February 2017
Rehearsal 27 February: - We will be looking at the Vaughan Williams, the Murderers Chorus and Witches Chorus
On 27 February Richard Morton will talk to the choir about the forthcoming La Belle Helene production.
The AGM will be held on Monday 13 March.


Members' Calendar 2017
Members - please note If you need to change your personal details held by the society or wish to let us know that you are unable to attend a rehearsal please contact the Membership Secretary - membership@kaos.news

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[R]ehearsal or [A]udition
[S]how Performance
Venue GHS: Gosford Hill School;
Venue SMC: St Mary's Church.


FEBRUARY 2017
27 [R] GHS 7.15pm

MARCH 2017
6 [R] GHS 7.15pm
13 [R] GHS 7.15pm AGM
20 [R] GHS 7.15pm
27 [R] GHS 7.15pm

APRIL 2017
3 [R] GHS 7.15pm
24 [R] St Mary's Church 7.15pm

MAY 2017
3 [R] SMC 7.15pm Kidlington Dress Rehearsal (Wednesday)
5 [S] SMC St Mary's Church Kidlington: Fri 7.30pm
6 [S] SMC St Mary's Church Kidlington: Sat 7.30pm




Box Office — Tickets


Performances:
Friday 5 May 2017
Saturday 6 May 2017

Tickets are available for purchase from:

boxoffice@kaos.news
Box Office Tel: 01865-375613
Alison's Animals, Garden City
Anemone Florist, Kidlington Centre
Building Supplies, High Street


Paul Ingram - Director of Music
Paul began conducting while reading for a chemistry degree at Nottingham University, where playing the cello in orchestras led to a chance to direct a chamber orchestra. When he moved to Oxfordshire to begin a career in teaching, music continued to be an integral part of his life. He was instrumental in founding Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society in 1977, and five years later became music director of Woodstock Music Society.



Backstage
KAOS COMMITTEE —
David Betts (Chair)
Margherita Davidson (Publicity Designer)
David Hughes (Treasurer)
Marilyn King (Librarian)
Mick King (Secretary)
Sarah Sheldon (Marketing & Publicity)
Margaret Smith (Minutes Sec)
Rosemary Smith (Membership Sec)
Simon Street (Patrons Sec)


Rehearsals
We rehearse on Monday evenings at Gosford Hill School, Kidlington between 7.15pm and 9.30pm during school terms, and as concert time approaches there are usually extra rehearsals with the orchestra. Members don't forget — Check the KAOS app or website for breaking news.



Like to join KAOS?
Can you act, sing, dance, play a musical instrument? Would you like to be involved backstage in a production? A Society needs many people to help bring a production to fruition. We are a friendly society and always like to welcome new members to participate. Please contact us and a member of the committee will get back to you.



Future Productions
LOVE AND WAR - MUSIC FOR SHAKESPEARE
5 and 6 May 2017
KAOS with Oxford Sinfonia
Vaughan Williams: In Windsor Forest
Verdi: Extracts from Macbeth
Walton: A Shakespeare Suite for Richard III
Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story
Music and drama inspired by the tragedies and comedies of William Shakespeare


19 - 22 October 2017

LA BELLE HELENE - Jacques Offenbach
It's not every day that a man is promised another man's wife as a gift. Moreover, she happens to be the most beautiful woman in the world - La Belle Helene. The problem is that Helene's husband (not unnaturally) has no enthusiasm for this plan! Such is the background to KAOS' next production. Richard Morton takes this famous classical story and presents it in an updated setting with which the audience will be very familiar. Will the resistance of Helene's husband prevent the abduction of his wife or will her new partner succeed in duping the guileless spouse? There are twists and turns along the way, together with plenty of great music, romance and laughter. Come along to see - and witness the fate of - La Belle Helene.

***SOUTH PACIFIC - our Autumn Production 2018


Email Contact Summary
For Tickets:
boxoffice@kaos.news
For Membership Enquiries:
membership@kaos.news
For General Enquiries:
contact@kaos.news



Registered Charity No.1170572

Links
Woodstock Music Society
Paul Ekert Photography
Kidlington Voice