Ryan Stevens receives award from NODA

Congratulations to Ryan Stevens for recently being awarded Best Male in a musical for the district by NODA! Ryan gave his winning performance as Daniel ‘Rooster’ Hannigan in Annie last year.

Best wishes from all of your friends in Reading Operatic Society for the well deserved award!

Chair, Kim Hollamby, states: “Ryan has been consistently praised by NODA for his performances in recent ROS productions including Singin’ in the Rain and Legally Blonde. Plus he has put in many hard yards supporting us with a lot of marketing effort so it’s great to see him get recognition in this way. We’ll look forward to marking the moment at our AGM in June.”

Annual General Meeting


You are invited to Reading Operatics Society’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday 27th June at Earley St Peter’s Church Hall at 19:30. This meeting is a chance to reflect over the last year, an opportunity to submit any changes to the constitution and to elect new committee members.
 

Proposed Change to the Constitution:

Proposers:
Proposer: Chris Reddington
Seconder: Terry Hodgkinson

Background:
This amendment is not an adjustment based upon the recent constitutional update from November 2018, but is an optimisation based upon how we have been working over recent months.
 
Throughout the last number of months on the Committee, we have been operating with a reduced number of Committee members, particularly, without a Membership Secretary. As a result, we have been reviewing those roles on the Committee, and believe that it makes sense to merge the administrative duties of the Membership secretary into the Secretary role. This allows us to add an additional Committee member role in its place, and continue sharing out the “Membership Development” role across the whole Committee, as we have been operating over recent months.
 
Changes:
Section 12 – Concessionary Membership may be available at the discretion of an Officer of the Committee and the Membership Secretary.

Proposed Revision to Section 12 – Concessionary Membership may be available at the discretion of the Committee.
 
Section 17 – The management of the Society shall be conducted by a Committee, elected every two years by Members at an Annual General Meeting and shall comprise of the following Officers of the Society:

  1. Chair,
  2. Vice Chair.
  3. Secretary,
  4. Treasurer,
  5. Membership Secretary
  6. And six other members

 
Proposed Revision to Section 12 – The management of the Society shall be conducted by a Committee, elected every two years by Members at an Annual General Meeting and shall comprise the following Officers of the Society:

  1. Chair,
  2. Vice Chair
  3. Secretary,
  4. Treasurer,
  5. And seven other members

 
Section 70 – The Membership Secretary will give 21 days notice of the date of auditions. The production team shall make available details of test pieces for the various roles. Auditions may be arranged on an alternative date only by arrangement with the production team and prior permission of the Committee.
 
Proposed Revision to Section 70  – The Committee will give 21 days notice of the date of auditions. The production team shall make available details of test pieces for the various roles. Auditions may be arranged on an alternative date only by arrangement with the production team and prior permission of the Committee.
 
The following committee positions will be up for election at the 2019 AGM:

  • Treasurer
  • Membership Secretary (Committee Member if change to constitution is passed)
  • 3 x Committee Member

If you are interested in any of these positions please return the committee nominee form below or any proposed amendments to the constitution to the Secretary, Natasha Maxworthy in person or via email at secretary@readingops.co.uk by 31st May.

Announcing Godspell as the next Production!

Reading Operatic Society are delighted to announce Godspell as our next production. The musical is structured as a series of parables, primarily based on the Gospel of Matthew. The parables are interspersed with music set to lyrics from traditional hymns.

Reading Operatic Society will be performing Godspell on 19th – 21st September 2019 in the Kenton Theatre, Henley.

Andy Camichel (Director)
Bridget Biggar (Musical Director)
Delun Jones (Choreographer) 

Workshops will take place at Earley St Peters Hall from 19:30 to 22:00 on the following dates:
Monday 20th May 2019
Thursday 23rd May 2019
Monday 27th May 2019
Thursday 30th May 2019

Auditions will take place in St Michaels Church Hall in Tilehurst from 13:00 to 18:00 on Sunday 2nd June 2019. If you cannot make this audition date please speak to Andy for alternative arrangements.