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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Travelling troupe gets lost in music



* Travelling Troupe on the run. Picture by courtesy of Barrie Potter.


Llangollen Operatic Society Troupe will present their annual Showcase Lost in Music at Llangollen Town Hall on 14th and 15th September.

This is the mobile musical group’s third Showcase and they promise it will be even more spectacular than before with a myriad of medleys and numbers, ranging from sublime opera to rousing rock.

Tracey Rawlinson, one of the troupe’s managers said: “Lost in Music is our most challenging programme to date and we are hugely excited about it.

“The troupe has gone from strength to strength over the past year and we have been delighted with the amount we have raised for society funds, not to mention the fun we have had in the process.” 

Tracey added that the troupe’s endeavours were only possible because of the hard work and commitment from Musical Director Elen Mair Roberts and the tireless efforts of the members and all those who support them.

She said: “Some days it feels like a second full time job but the pleasure on the faces of our audiences and the adrenaline rush of performing to a packed venue more than makes up for it.”

The cabaret-style evening, which also features a live band of talented local musicians, is designed to give audiences a taster of what the troupe could add to a function or event.

Cheese platters and wine served at tables will help make for a really relaxing evening. Following the performance, there will be the chance to chat with troupe members and find out more about what the group has to offer.

The Showcase will follow hot on the heels of the troupe’s performance at The Barmouth Arts Festival, where the group has been invited to give an exclusive performance at the town’s Dragon Theatre on Friday 7th September.

“These are busy times for us”, said Tracey, “but we wouldn’t have it any other way.”  

·         Tickets for Lost in Music are available from Llangollen Tourist Information Centre or Jades Hair & Beauty at £8 per person (£5 for 16 years and under). Alternatively, please e-mail Troupe@llangollen-operatic.co.uk.


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