Julian Light Operatic Society

Light Opera in Ealing for the enjoyment of all.

Welcome to JLOS

Julian Light Operatic Society or JLOS is an amateur operatic society based in Ealing, West London.   We put on productions of Light operas or operetta for the enjoyment and education of our members and hopefully our audiences.

 The comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are predominantly performed, and we are proud to preserve this great British tradition albeit updated for modern audiences. These productions are still, however, traditional in the sense that libretto and music remain essentially unaltered.  We also ocasionally perform other  light operas of composers such as Strauss and Offenbach.

Students or musicians in the early stages of their careers are encouraged to take part in our orchestras where they can gain valuable experience and enjoyment while similar singers or indeed experienced professionals have been known to play principal parts.  These motivate and provide enjoyment  and learning for our amateur chorus.

Our Last Show

Our last show was Iolanthe which took place from 19th-21st October 2023. Here are some photos:

Strephon and Iolanthe Fairy Queen Lord Chancellor

Operetta for All

We like to think that we bring light opera to the masses in that our ticket prices are much reduced to those of professional companies and therefore accessible to all.  Most of our audience members are local, but we are delighted to say that we do have a wider following from G & S fans.

Our next Entertainment

Concert 24

News

Our next entertainment will be a concert Trial-La-Law, and is on at Questors Studio Theatre, 26th & 27th February 2024. It will include a semi-staged performance of Trial by Jury, Gilbert & Sullivan's first operetta. Other songs based around "the law" will also feature.

Auditions for Trial by Jury have taken place. The cast is shown on the Shows/Concerts page of this website.

concert24

JLOS Entertain Shoppers

Some merriment was to be had in Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre before Christmas, when we sang carols on the pop-up stage in the Town Square. Proceeds went to Meadow House Hospice and ourselves.

carols23