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Take part at Longborough

Our work with emerging artists, young people and the community is an important part of our activity, inspiring and encouraging a connection to the performing arts.

Opera is the thrilling marriage of many art forms – song, storytelling, drama, design, music – and is our lifeblood at Longborough. We want to pass this passion on to our local community and beyond. There is a need to challenge the preconceptions about opera, and to provide an affordable entry point from which to explore and experience.

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Emerging Artist programme

A scheme for singers that have recently finished, or are about to finish, their vocal studies; performers at the beginning of their careers; and those returning to the profession.

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Community chorus

An opportunity for voices from the local community to participate side by side with a professional chorus.

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Playground Opera

Part of our ongoing programme to make great opera accessible to a younger audience, fully immersing local state schools into the plots and music with participation and preparation.

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Longborough Youth Chorus

The Longborough Youth Chorus works towards productions at Longborough, community concerts and local showcases, incorporating a wide variety of repertoire.

We need your help

Longborough Festival Opera is a charity (no. 1087303). We need to raise over £80,000 every year to deliver our ambitious education and outreach programme. We rely on donations from generous individuals and Trusts and Foundations to support our work in our community.

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Our education work

Find out about our work for schools.

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Make a one-off donation

Make a one-off contribution to our work.

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Set up a regular donation

A monthly donation helps us plan for the future.

To discuss further ways of how you can help, contact Saskia Ross: saskia@lfo.org.uk