Calling all Choristers


The Yorke Trust invites you to participate in their


Handel Opera Project 2017


this July in St Mary's Church, South Creake, Norfolk


In this exciting collaboration you will perform alongside young professional and student soloists in a semi-staged version of Handel's dramatic work Susanna.

Story: This is a riveting story of lust, hypocrisy and corruption and is vividly conveyed in Handel's score. The story tells of the attempted forced seduction of a young woman by two elders of a closed community. Susanna is sentenced to death for her apparent fall from grace, but the day is saved by the young judge Daniel who in an ingenious process of cross-questioning, manages to trick the elders into revealing the truth of their crime.

Involvement: You will be provided with music in advance - scores and a recording of your vocal line. The course will be held during the previous week when you will have the opportunity to work with professional coaches. There will be no obligation to sing off copy or indeed to act onstage, although the opportunity will be available to those who would like to. Five choruses will be included in this performed version.

Rehearsals take place in the Old Chapel at the Yorke Trust centre in South Creake.


Saturday 8 July Music rehearsal 18:30 - 20:30
Sunday 9 July Music rehearsal 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:30 - 17:30
Monday 10 July Music and Production 18:30 - 20:30
Tuesday 11 July Music and Production 18:30 - 20:30
Wednesday 12 July Run through of full work 18:30 - 21:30
Thursday 13 July Dress Rehearsal 18:30 - 21:30
Friday 14 July Performance 1 19:15
Saturday 15 July Performance 2 19:15


Course Director: Jennifer Hamilton

Chorus conductor: Alexander Crowe

Cost: The entire price for the course is £60 (with concessions)

Audience Tickets at £10 each

Reserving a place:
Please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in participating, either by email at or on 01328 823502 to register interest and receive an application form.




Closing date for applications is 31st May. Places cannot be guaranteed after this date.