Colchester Operatic Society, COS, and its younger members (who form Colchester Operatic Second Edition, more popularly known as CO2) perform a selection of shows and concerts each year, at various locations throughout Colchester.
October 2017 CO2 present Little Shop of Horrors at the Mercury Theatre
Jan 2018 COS present Hairspray at the Mercury Theatre
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June 2017 COS presented “Seasons with swing” at the Headgate Theatre and a charity gala performance at the Mercury Theatre in support of their Mercury Rising campaign
January 2017 COS presented Jekyll and Hyde at the Mercury Theatre
September 2016 CO2 presented Carousel at the Mercury Theatre
June 2016 COS presented Dolls and guys at the Headgate Theatre
January 2016 COS presented Sister Act at the Mercury Theatre
Autumn 2015 CO2 presented Legally Blonde at the Mercury Theatre
Summer 2015 COS Presented Come Fly With Me at the Headgate Theatre
Spring 2015 COS presented 42nd Street at the Mercury Theatre
Autumn 2014 CO2 presented Grease at the Mercury Theatre
June 2014 COS Summer Concert ‘From Stage to Screen and Back Again’ at the Headgate Theatre
22 Jan-1 Feb 2014 COS present The Sound Of Music at the Mercury Theatre
September 2013 CO2 presented West Side Story at the Mercury Theatre
2 June 2013 COS presented a charity concert ‘Fantasy & Fairytale’ at the Mercury Theatre, to support the Colchester based charity MS-UK.
23 Jan-2 Feb 2013 COS presented ‘Sweet Charity’ at the Mercury Theatre
Seasons with Swing
Jekyll & Hyde
Photo courtesy of Sally Parkinson Photography
Dolls and guys (our 2016 concert)
Come Fly with Me (2015 concert)
Photos: Kristian Lissimore Photography
The Sound Of Music
CO2’s West Side Story AWARDED NODA – “Best Youth Musical” and “Best Production” and “(Maria) Best Young Performer” for District 11 in 2013
20–29 Sept 2012 CO2 presented ‘Guys and Dolls’ at the Mercury Theatre – Awarded NODA “Best Youth Group Production 2012”
June 2012 COS presented a summer concert to celebrate HRH Queen Elizabeth 2’s Diamond Jubilee, at the Kingsland Church, Colchester and Dedham.
Click here to see a list of all the COS shows performed since our inception in 1925.
Click here for the list of shows CO2 have performed since they started in 1984.
You can also catch us performing at a few ‘by special arrangement’ engagements, including carol singing, musical revues and special fundraising events. Check this site regularly for updates on these events.