Registration for September auditions is now OPEN.

W11 Opera’s 2018 Production


We are thrilled to be reviving our “fresh and poignant” (Daily Telegraph) Shadowtracks, by Julian Grant, composer of W11 Opera’s 40th anniversary work, Original Features

Music by Julian Grant
Libretto by Christina Jones
Under the watchful eye of the station clock commuters rush to catch the last train home. But it is not only the present that leaves its footprint on the bustling concourse.

In the empty station, moonlight reveals shadowtracks gently vibrating with the arrival of the Necropolis train, bringing ghosts and memories back down the line. The ghosts must leave by daybreak, but when the train breaks down Victorian children, soldiers, evacuees and suffragettes all become stranded in the present. Will the Ascot party and the football fans see them and who is the strange lady standing patiently under the clock?

Auditions for this year’s production will be held on September 3rd, 4th and 6th at James’s Church, St James’s Gardens, W11.

Auditions are open to all 9 – 18 year olds who enjoy singing. Commitment to the rehearsal schedule is far more important than previous voice training; auditions will be in two sections:
Music – auditionees should prepare a short solo song, to be memorised and sung unaccompanied.
A starting note may be requested.  Please try to act, conveying the character of the song.
Remember to smile, speak and sing loudly, project and enjoy!
Drama – the Movement Director will run informal drama workshops.

Monday 3rd  Sept 4.15-4.45pm Years 9-13 Check- in for auditionees and parents
  4.45-5.15pm Group warm-up workshop/talk for parents who then leave
  7.30pm Auditionees collected
Tuesday 4th Sept 4.15-4.45pm Years 5-8 Check-in for auditionees and parents
  4.45-5.15pm Group warm-up workshop/talk for parents who then leave
  7.30pm Auditionees collected
Thursday 6th Sept 5.00-7.30pm Call backs
    The Music Director may wish to hear some voices again, so please keep free. Please note that not all potential soloists will be recalled

New Parents

All new parents should book an individual 15 minute appointment to meet the organisers on Monday 10th September. Sign-up forms will be emailed to you over the summer holidays.


Rehearsals will take place every Monday throughout the Autumn term from 4.30 – 7.15pm in St James’s Church, W11. After half-term there will also be some additional rehearsals during the week and at weekends. A full schedule of this year’s provisional rehearsal dates is available HERE.

Register HERE

You MUST register by 1 September 2018!