Cambridge Operatic Society (CaOS) is a friendly and sociable Cambridge based musical theatre company who perform an annual staged production under a professional director, often with a full orchestra.
In addition to this we try and run other activities throughout the year; in 2021 we ran our first ever Masterclass series led by musical theatre industry professionals.
As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation we are governed by a constitution that sets out how we operate. We also have policies covering areas such as Health and Safety, Child Safeguarding, Diversity and Inclusion, and Data Protection.
The society, established in 1910, has gone from strength to strength and enjoys taking on big musical and classical shows to wow our audiences with the best of the local talent, impressive sets, costume, design and direction.
For many years we have performed at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Many acknowledge our shows as being to the high standard of a professional production you would see on the West End, so if you haven’t seen one of our shows make the next one your first!
We love welcoming new members to dance, act, sing or be a part of the show production. Each show is cast by audition (not nearly as frightening as it sounds). Audition details are circulated to Society members initially and then more widely via social media.
Rehearsals usually take place on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays at various venues across Cambridge. A detailed rehearsal schedule is issued although not all cast are called to every rehearsal.
In June 2021 charity trustees were appointed as follows.
Sally Goldsmith – Chair
Sam Fuller – Business Manager
Simon Adcock – Secretary
Will Hale – Treasurer
Anna Murgatroyd – Marketing Manager
Caroline Dyson – General Member
Lucas Elkin – General Member
Fiona Howe – General Member
John Thorogood – General Member