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  BCOS

Bicester Choral
& Operatic Society

Thank you for telling us your NAs.
This will help us plan the rehearsals more effectively.
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The NA (Not Available) form is your 'commitment' to the production.

We always try to maintain a balance between informality and structure- this is a hobby after all!   That said, we aim to produce high quality productions for the paying public.  This means commitment to turn up when agreed and knuckling down when required.  There is nothing worse than learning complex music/words when someone is missing.


Rehearsals will run from 7:30pm to 10pm each Wednesday.
To assist with rehearsal planning, please complete the details on the left of this page. We need your contact details along with the dates you CAN'T attend.
We hope you can attend ALL the rehearsals, but realise this can sometimes be difficult. We're also taking the opportunity to gather some basic measurements from you too.

Please complete and return this form as soon as possible - ideally by 24 Dec


Please give us your 'best guess' regarding availability as things currently stand.  

We know 'life' gets in the way, but need to know if there are any dates you know you can't make, and once you've advised us please try not to change your plans by booking a random trip to the sunshine as has been known in the past!  The direction and production team have planned when they're going to be there, we trust you will do the same.

This year, in the same way as with our choral works, we are asking you to aim for a minimum attendance of 75% of rehearsals you're called for.  Unlike our choral concerts we may consider exceptions to this rule, at the discretion of the Director(s).

NB – The first four rehearsals 8th 15th 22nd 29th January will be music only rehearsals and you will be expected to attend a minimum of 3 of these rehearsals



THURSDAYS: You will note that we have also listed most of the Thursdays from January to May too.  These are listed purely for us to understand potential availability. We may not use any of them, or may use only a couple, but need to know availability of everyone (chorus and principals) to be able to plan for this.


COSTUME CALL: This year we will be holding our initial costume call on the afternoon of Sunday 15th March.  You need to ensure you are available for this.  We will allocate people a slot between 2pm & 5pm.  If you know now that you can't make this date please call it out on the NA form.


Saturdays x2
Please keep yourself available for the mornings of Saturdays 9th and 16th May for possible promotional activities in town centre


Mandatory rehearsals:  

You'll notice the NA form stops on 13/14 May. The last Wednesday rehearsal on the 20th May is mandatory, as are the Tech and the Dress rehearsals:


Weds 20th May - 7.30pm - 10pm - St Marys School
Tues 26th May - TECH Full Dress for principals; 6pm-10.30pm Cooper School

Weds 27th May - Full Dress; costumes, make up & band - 6pm-10.30pm Cooper School

Show Dates
Thurs 28th May
Fri 29th May
Sat 30th May