Highbury Opera Theatre was created in 2011 by a group of committed musicians, dramatists, artists and educators, to bring exciting performances of contemporary music, staged with the help of a mixture of professional artists and the talents of the community, to inspire and entertain local audiences.
It is led by acclaimed conductor and education specialist Scott Stroman; voluntarily run by local musicians, dramatists, educators and other enthusiasts; and is working in partnership with Islington’s Union Chapel Eclectic Voices and a wide range of other local and school groups.
So far, through a combination of volunteer support, regular fundraising concerts, generous 'friends' and sponsorship, we've mounted three large scale performances, all involving performers and musicians from local schools and the Highbury community, and all made available to local schoolchildren free of charge.
Curtain call for the principlas at the last night of Highbury Opera Theatre's As You Like It, June 2014 at the Union Chapel, Islington.
Scott Stroman, the musicians and cast of As You Like It featured on Radio 3's In Tune, with Suzy Klein. Here's a selection from the songs in the show, as performed for In Tune...