The National Theatre of Scotland and Perth Theatre are looking for local singers from Perthshire to be part of the choir featured in their upcoming production, The 306: Dusk, this October. The choir will perform original music in the show which is the final part of Oliver Emanuel and Gareth William’s award-winning World War One trilogy directed by Wils Wilson.
The choir is open to pre-existing choirs, vocal groups and individuals aged 18 and over with good availability for rehearsals and performances. Previous experience of being in a choir, a passion for music and the ability to read music are all desirable.
Choir members would be required for rehearsals with the creative team twice a week for a flexible mid-week rehearsal and also on Saturdays from Tuesday 18 September to Tuesday 9 October, with performances of The 306: Dusk taking place from 10-27 October. During performances the choir would be required to be at the theatre from Tuesday to Saturday for a variety of morning, matinee and evening performances.
Anyone who would like more information and to register interest in joining The 306: Dusk choir is asked to contact producer Eileen O’Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 306: Dusk is co-commissioned with 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary and is the concluding part of The 306 Trilogy supported by the Gannochy Trust.
The show explores the depth of feeling around the First World War a century on from its conclusion, and how the spectre of trauma continues to haunt soldiers in the modern day and will draw upon real stories both past and present. A musical score performed live by a group of classical musicians will feature alongside the choir.