Girton Musical Theatre (formerly Girton Operatic)

Joining Girton Musical Theatre

Anyone over 16 is welcome to join Girton Musical Theatre (GMT) if they are willing to work with other members of the society in meeting our objective: "The object of the Society is to stage operatic productions and other concerts in order to provide enjoyment for members and the local community, and to support charitable causes."

There is no audition to join the chorus. Ability to read music is helpful, but not essential. Being able to remember a tune and sing it while others are singing their lines is more important! There are various resources available to help members learning their parts.

After singing with GMT for one show, or one concert, members become eligible to audition for solo parts.

In addition to singing, members are encouraged to help with the preparations for the show, such as set-painting, publicity, adjusting costumes and making props.

We have a small group of non-singing backstage helpers, but there are still places for more!

Yearly fees are £45 for those wishing to take part in the main show in February. This is made up of a £15 membership fee, and a £30 performance fee. For those wishing only to sing in concerts there is no performance fee.

For further information please email info at girtonmusicaltheatre dot org dot uk.

This year's rehearsal dates

  • Autumn Term 2018: every Thursday from Sept 6th to December 6th
  • Spring Term 2019: every Thursday and Friday from January 3rd to February 22nd
  • Dress and Technical rehearsals: Sun 24th, Mon 25th and Tuesday 26th February
  • Performances: Thursday 28th February-Saturday 2nd March at 7.30, plus Saturday at 2.30pm

Some History

Girton Musical Theatre is based in the village of Girton near Cambridge and is an active group of singers, musicians and back stage crew.

As Girton Operatic, the group was founded in 1989 by a group of enthusiasts, many of whom had children at the village school. The first show was The Gondoliers by W.S.Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan, which was performed in Girton Glebe School Hall in the spring of 1990.

Since that time the group has produced a fully staged production of a musical show (including an orchestra) every year. Other musical events take place during the year- for example a charity concert takes place each summer, usually in the parish church.

Links with the community

Girton Operatic is proud of its links with the local community. These include the following

  • Raising money towards a lighting bar for the school
  • Giving young adults the chance to get involved with sound effects, scenery painting and as stage crew.
  • Raising money for local causes
  • Putting on excerpts from the shows for the school
  • Helping the school and other local groups with loans of staging, scenery and costumes