Saturday 30th October 2010 doors 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.
This Community event sees us welcome Kettering Operatic Society to Kettering Arts Centre at St Andrew’s Church for an evening of your favourite Show Tunes, which they are presenting as a fundraiser for St Andrew’s Scouts.
Please note this is a community event and the organisers have their own ticket selling arrangements, so they aren’t available from our usual outlets. Tickets can be bought on the night, or in advance from Kettering Tourist Information Office priced at £5 including refreshments.
The history of the society
Affiliated to the National Operatic & Dramatic Association
K.O.S. was one of the first performers of musical shows in the town. Founded on March 7th 1919, the society was originally named the Kettering Amateur Operatic Society.
The first work to be performed was “Dorothy”, at the Victoria Hall, Gold Street (later the Victoria Picture House – now demolished), on December 16th, – 20th (with matinee), the same year.
Quote from the programme:- “Despite the heavy expense of the production of “Dorothy”, the Society was able to hand over to the Kettering and District General Hospital 100 guineas”. – a lot of money in 1919!
Reformed after the war as Kettering Junior Operatic Society under the auspices of Miss Gladys Riseley MBE the Society has continued to offer a wide range of productions to the Kettering public every year since 1947.