Julian Light Operatic Society

Light Opera in Ealing for the enjoyment of all.


We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7.45pm to 9.45pm at Haven Green Baptist Church, Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2UP. If you don't want to buy your own copy of the vocal score (the words and music), you can borrow one for a returnable deposit.

After rehearsals, we go for a drink at the Grapevine bar at Questors Theatre.

conductor with band Josephine in Pinafore15 Buttercup with crew

Friendly Society

You don't have to audition to join the company, but you are expected to be able to sing, act a bit, turn up when required, and pay your subs! After coming to a few rehearsals, if you decide to join, the membership secretary will give you a membership form to complete and you'll be asked to start paying subs. We regularly hold social and fund-raising events, such as a quiz or barn dance, or just meeting for dinner or a drink.

The JLOS Year

After a Christmas break, we start rehearsals in January for our spring concert, usually held in April, depending on when Easter falls. After a couple of weeks off for Easter, we start looking at the music for our main show, with auditions for principal parts in May or June.

We break for summer in late July, returning in September to start work in earnest on the show, introducing stage movement while committing the words and music to memory. We usually have a couple of Sunday afternoon rehearsals in late October or early November, a week or two before the show. The show, at Questors Theatre, is usually the second or third week of November. This year, however, it is the third week of October.


New members get their first month of membership free, then it's £13/month until their first show. Standard subs. are £23/month unless you either pay by standing order, or pay in advance, in which case it's £18/month.

Little Buttercup

If you're a full-time student or otherwise have a limited income, speak to the treasurer - we have a policy of never refusing membership on the grounds of hardship.

50 Club

50 Club is a voluntary, fund-raising scheme for the Julian. For £5 per month, you get a ticket for the monthly draw for cash prizes totalling £400 over the course of a year. Most people find that adding the £5 to their monthly subs. standing order is the most convenient way to pay