AOS celebrates diamond jubilee for sixty years of productions
We’re celebrating our diamond jubilee. Back in 1958, the fledgling Abingdon Amateur Operatic Society decide to take a risk and stage a full production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. They must have been concerned that it would fail, that no one would buy tickets, that the organisation would prove too much for the group.
But today, in 2018, Abingdon Operatic Society is in rude health for a sixty year old. With Singin’ in the Rain now part of our history, we’re looking forward to staging Top Hat in the autumn and hopefully introducing more of our Abingdon audience to the pleasure of musical theatre.
In the photo above you see some of our members, old and new, gathered for an anniversary dinner on 13 July 2018. There are a few people in this photo who appeared onstage in the first 1958 production. There are others who have only joined this year. But one sentiment repeated several times during the evening was the feeling of family across the generations. Here’s to the next sixty years!