St Albans Chamber Opera chorus in the spotlight at Abbey Theatre

SO proud is St Albans Chamber Opera of the talented singers in its chorus that they are being given a chance to shine as individuals in the Abbey Theatre Studio next week.

Over the years the chorus has sung, danced and acted in operas by Purcell, Monteverdi, Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Offenbach, Sullivan and Britten as well as playing anything from Russian, Italian and Peruvian peasants to eunuchs and sailors.

As well as memorising so much music, learning the moves and wearing the costumes, they also help build and dismantle sets, paint, sew, provide occasional props and clean the dressing rooms at the end of a run.

Viva the Chorus! can be seen at 8pm next Thursday and Friday, October 20 and 21, in the Studio alongside the theatre at Westminster Lodge, St Albans.

Using a few props, bits of costume and their own talents, they will be performing a varied programme conducted by David Ireson and accompanied by Alex Flood.

Tickets are �10, available on 01727 857861.