HER DAY Chorus

Do you like singing in a choir? Would you like to have fun and meet new people? Are you looking for a new challenge in 2022? 

HER DAY Opera are looking for female singers of all different musical backgrounds from across Coventry and Warwickshire. We invite you to join the chorus as part of our new opera which will premiere in Coventry in March 2022 as part of Coventry UK City of Culture.

This a unique opportunity to take part in the premiere production of an exciting new female led opera by Sayan Kent and Vanessa Oakes. You will be singing with Chorus Director Mariana Rosas (Colla Voce Chamber Choir & Birmingham City Council Choir), Musical Director Berrak Dyer (English Touring Opera, Opera Holland Park & Welsh National Opera), and Director Lucy Bradley (Royal Opera House, OperaUpClose & Glyndebourne).

The chorus will rehearse in Coventry twice weekly on Fridays 6 pm – 8 pm and Saturdays 2 pm – 4 pm & 10 am – 12 noon (PM & AM on alternate weeks), from Friday 21st January 2022. See below for the full list of dates/times.

Evening performances will take place in Coventry on 7th (public dress), 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th March 2022, plus an afternoon matinee on Saturday 12th March.

To sign up for the chorus email Lisa Franklin our community engagement producer at herdayopera@gmail.com who will be in touch with you to confirm your place.

If you do have any questions about the rehearsal dates or you would like an informal chat before signing up for the chorus please contact Lisa.

Likewise, if you have access requirements please contact Lisa to discuss how we can make the chorus as accessible and enjoyable as possible for you.


HER DAY Chorus rehearsal schedule

We know life can get complicated but do expect that chorus members will be able attend at least 70% of rehearsals (100% of rehearsals and performances in March). If you have any specific diary clashes and/or concerns about the schedule please talk to Lisa.


FRI 21 JanuaryCCH 6 pm – 8pm (meet the chorus leader), SAT 22 JanuaryFMH 2 pm – 4 pm

FRI 28 JanuaryFMH 6 pm – 8 pm, SAT 29 JanuaryFMH 10 am – 12 noon

FRI 4 FebruaryCCH 6 pm – 8 pm, SAT 5 FebruaryFMH 2 pm – 4 pm

FRI 11 FebruaryFMH 6 pm – 8 pm, SAT 12 FebruaryCCH 10 am – 12 noon 

FRI 18 FebruaryCCH 6 pm – 8 pm, SAT 19 FebruaryFMH 2 pm – 4 pm 

FRI 25 FebruaryFMH/HOE 6 pm – 8 pm, SAT 26 FebruaryFMH/HOE 10 am – 12 noon

FRI 4 MarchHOE 6 pm – 8 pm, SAT 5 MarchVENUE TBC 2 pm – 4 pm

LOCATIONS: CCH (Coventry Central Hall, CV1 2HA), FMH (Friends Meeting House, CV1 4AN), HOE (House of Empowerment, CV6 6AZ).

Any final rehearsals on site at HOE TBC nearer the time.

Evening Performances: 7th (public dress), 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th March (also a matinee performance on 12th March).

Running Time: approx 1 hour (no interval).

Vanessa Oakes

Published by herdayopera

We are Sayan Kent and Vanessa Oakes and this is the journey of our new opera HER DAY.

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