Kinver Light Operatic Society was formed in 1977 and was the brainchild of the late Les Pursey (at the time a mathematic teacher at Edgecliff School and a brilliant musician in his own right) and Ann Benbow, under the Chairmanship of the late Dr. Denis Ellis. Our first production was ‘The King and I’ (repeated in 2005), followed by ‘The Sound of Music’ in May 1978 (repeated in 2012). Our main shows have been presented in May ever since.
We are active members of NODA (The National Operatic and Dramatic Association) and several of our members are recipients of NODA Long Service Awards for 10,15,20,25,30,35 and even 40 years! Over the years we have been nominated for NODA awards for best musical (‘Annie’), best play (‘It Runs in the Family’) and have had several best programme nominations, winning with ‘Dick Whittington’ and ‘The Boyfriend’