Welcome to The Savoy Singers
An award winning Amateur Operatic Society based in Camberley
The Savoy Singers is an Amateur Operatic group based in Camberley with a long history of performing exciting and charismatic Gilbert & Sullivan performances at Camberley Theatre. We are a leading and long established amateur operatic society which prides itself on the excellence and professionalism of our productions. We are a friendly group who enjoy the challenges and rewards of performing two shows a year to the highest of standards.
Our two annual shows take place in March and October and combine musical quality with innovative production. Typically our March show is a Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta and our October show is a musical revue or modern musical. We are a NODA award winning society and rehearse on Wednesday evenings throughout the year.
Our Next Productions
A Day at The Zoo, A Night at the Opera
Sat 3rd, Sun 4th, Sat 10th & Sun 11th October 2020 - Heatherside Community Centre
Our October show will be an exciting musical revue featuring The Zoo, a rarely performed one act opera by Arthur Sullivan, and a Night at the Opera, an act full of well loved songs from the world of opera and musical theatre.
The Zoo tells the farcical story of two pairs of lovers. The first, a nobleman, who goes to the zoo to woo the girl who sells snacks there. He tries to impress her by buying and eating all of the food she loves. The other, a young chemist who believes that he has poisoned his beloved by mixing up her father’s prescription with peppermint that he had meant for her!
We’d love you to come and join our friendly society, and this show is a great opportunity to sing a real variety of musical numbers. Even if you’ve never been on stage before, or feel that you’re a bit rusty, we’d love you to come along and sing with us!
Why not come and join us for our introductory rehearsal at 8pm on Wednesday 1st April at Heatherside Community Centre. Bring a friend too for safety in numbers! (That’s not an April Fool!)
About The Savoy Singers
Affiliated to the National Operatic & Dramatic Association. Registered Charity 273603.
The Savoy Singers came into being in 1968 when a group of Gilbert & Sullivan enthusiasts living in Camberley and adjoining towns, decided to form a local society to perform the Savoy Operas – hence our title.
We are a lively society and perform two shows per year at Camberley Theatre and other local venues. Loyal to our origins, our March show is usually one of the Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas, whilst our October show is either an Operetta or a musical revue.
We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at Heatherside Community Centre from 8.00 – 10pm and principal rehearsals are usually on Thursday evenings. During the run up to a performance, full company rehearsals are often required on Sunday afternoons from 2-5pm.
We carry out a number of social events throughout the year to help raise funds for the society, but more importantly they’re a great opportunity for socialising with friends!
These events include skittles evenings, barn dances, treasure hunts and Christmas meals.
WHAT IS NODA?
The National Operatic & Dramatic Association was founded in 1899 “to protect and advance the interests of Operatic and Dramatic Art, and of Societies engaged therein.”
It has a membership of over 2500 amateur theatre groups and 3000 individual enthusiasts throughout the UK, staging musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in a wide variety of performing venues, ranging from the country’s leading professional theatres to village halls. NODA aims to:
Give a shared voice to the amateur theatre sector.
Help amateur societies and individuals achieve the highest standards of best practice and performance.
Provide leadership and advice to enable the amateur theatre sector to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
The Mikado 18 & HMS Pinafore 19
The Pirates of Penzance March 2017
Who are The Savoy Singers?
The Savoy Singers are a leading and long established amateur operatic society based in Heatherside, Camberley.
We perform Gilbert & Sullivan operas and modern musicals twice a year at Camberley Theatre, and pride ourselves on the excellence and professionalism of our productions.
We are a friendly group and are always looking for new members to come and join us.
Membership Subscription & Show Fees
Our annual membership subscription fees are listed below, along with our one off show fees. If you’d be interested in joining us, please click here to contact our chairman Viv Andrews.
Full Performing Member
£30 / year
Junior (full-time education)
£15 / year
Performance fee (per show)
Junior Performance fee (per show)
£15 / year