We are delighted to invite you to perform with the Wiltshire Music Centre Chorus for an unforgettable performance of Kurt Weill’s The Silver Lake - A Winter’s Tale (Der Silbersee).

We are thrilled to be collaborating with the English Touring Opera for a performance in the grand settings of Theatre Royal Bath. By joining WMC Chorus, you will have the opportunity to perform on stage with the company in costume following rehearsals with chorus director Mike Daniels and a stagecraft session with the creative team of English Touring Opera.

We are looking for singers of all voice parts and experience.

Rehearsal dates @ WMC​
Thur 3 Oct
7.30pm-9.30pm  
Sun 6 Oct 5pm-7pm
Sun 13 Oct 5pm-7pm  
Sun 20 Oct 5pm-7pm

Performance @ Theatre Royal Bath
Tues 22 Oct Timings TBC

Participation cost: £50
To cover music hire, rehearsals, stage craft sessions & costumes

To be part of this amazing and unique performance, please complete the form via the​ link at the top of the page. There is no audition or minimum standard requirement to join the choir, but choir members with experience in similar choruses tend to feel most comfortable on the projects. 

Please note – we would love to welcome everyone to be a part of our projects, however we need to ensure that the choir is balanced in terms of voice types. With that in mind, we will be forming the choirs on a first-come first-served basis by voice type, so do submit the information form as soon as possible.

We hope that you will be able to join us for what will be an incredible performance!

For all queries, please contact Adam at adam.laughton@wiltshiremusic.org.uk

More Information about the Production

This autumn English Touring Opera returns to Bath with Mozart’s The Seraglio and Kurt Weill’s The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale. The Seraglio is a light comedy with emotional truth and The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale is a poignant story with a sharp edge of satire. “ETO is a jewel in the country’s operatic crown” (WhatsOnStage)

ETO’s first Kurt Weill production

This is, for many, Kurt Weill’s masterpiece. Closed down by the Nazi authorities in 1933 and not performed for many years, this is a piece about those who are left behind.

At its heart are three rich characters: the thief, the policeman, and the girl called Fennimore. Around them is a bizarre gallery of opportunists, thugs and aristocrats. Somehow the three lovable characters survive a “winter’s tale” that could not be more appropriate to modern Britain – and Fennimore’s song leads the two new friends to a new life, across a frozen lake.

Conducted by Weill specialist James Holmes, and directed by ETO’s James Conway, The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale promises to be a compelling night in the theatre, with astonishing music.

Sung in German with English narration and English surtitles

WMC Chorus Flyer