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Redditch Operatic Society (ROS)

Redditch Operatic Society (ROS): the area's biggest amateur operatic society and musical theatre group performing at the Palace Theatre in Redditch, Worcestershire

Redditch Operatic Society: musical theatre group performing at the Palace Theatre, Redditch

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Norman Wheeler Award 2013 – Paul Finch

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Roz Chalk, Paul Finch, Alan LeadbeaterThe Society have created an annual award, dedicated to the memory of our late President Norman Wheeler. This will be presented each year at our AGM to a Society member who has, in one way or another, made an outstanding contribution to the Society in the past year.

We are delighted to announce that the thirteenth deserving recipient of the Norman Wheeler Memorial Award is Paul Finch for his continuing hard work as our Stage Manager of the past seven years.

Since South Pacific in 2006, Paul has brought his impressive technical knowledge of the theatre to bear and has led our stage teams very effectively. He is always willing to help, rarely knows how to say ‘no’ – and who does all this without the applause of an audience.

Each time the curtain rises on one of our productions, Paul has very likely spent the best part of three days at the theatre; first overseeing the get-in, and the technical rehearsal, and returning to fix various problems with the set, and helping to plot the lights, and the list goes on. And this happens for each show, time and time again… the selflessly giving of his time, usually achieved by taking time off work, to ensure that everything gets done ready for our shows to open.

We are extremely grateful of his commitment and dedication to the Society. Thank you, Paul.

The photograph shows Paul Finch (centre) receiving the trophy from last year’s winner Roz Chalk (left) and Society President Alan Leadbeater (right) after the result was announced at our AGM in May 2013.

NODA - The National Operatic and Dramatic Association
Redditch Operatic Society is affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA)

BEST PROGRAMME 2004

42ND STREET

NOMINATED

BEST MUSICAL 2005

HAPPY AS A SANDBAG

NOMINATED

BEST MUSICAL 2007

JEKYLL & HYDE

WINNER

BEST POSTER 2009

HOT MIKADO

NOMINATED

BEST PROGRAMME 2009

HOT MIKADO

WINNER

BEST PROGRAMME 2010

50 YEARS OF ROS

NOMINATED

BEST PROGRAMME 2011

THE KING AND I

NOMINATED

BEST MUSICAL 2011

THE KING AND I

NOMINATED

BEST PROGRAMME 2012

SUMMER HOLIDAY

WINNER

BEST MUSICAL 2012

SUMMER HOLIDAY

NOMINATED

BEST MUSICAL 2013

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND

NOMINATED

BEST MUSICAL 2014

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

WINNER

BEST PROGRAMME 2014

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

WINNER

BEST MUSICAL 2016

WITCHES OF EASTWICK

NOMINATED

 

Redditch Operatic Society

ROS - the area's biggest amateur operatic society and musical theatre group performing at the Palace Theatre in Redditch, Worcestershire

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