Operatic Society began in 1956
as the Benfleet Methodist Choral Society and productions were staged in
the tiny church hall.
are affiliated with NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association),
and a representative always attends one of our shows. We
have received a number of NODA awards. Most recently
Dave Roberts was
Highly Commended for his moving performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in
- The Musical. Prior to that both Keith and
received the Best Individual Performer award for
Fiddler on the
Music Man respectively. We have also received
the Best Chorus award for
Orpheus in the Underworld and
have been privileged to work with some very talented Producers and MDs,
including Keith Mitchell, Malcolm Hiscock, Stuart Fraser, Claire Penfold,
Hilary Williams, Simon Riches, Stephanie Wilson, Stephanie Redgate, and Tom Marshall and Hilary Pell,
of whom are generally associated with the Leigh
Orpheus Male Choir.
We always welcome new members of all voices. Most people are convinced that they canít sing, but very soon are pleasantly surprised with what they can achieve. If you would like to find out more please Contact Us.
BOS outgoing Chairman, Dave Roberts welcoming the then Mayor of Castle Point, Cllr. Mrs Wendy Goodwin, to a BOS function, along with Mr. Denis Goodwin and Rob Gray, BOS Publicity Manager.