The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society was created in 1971 by a small group of musical theatre enthusiasts. Since then it has grown hugely in scope and membership, and today includes a substantial non-Anglophone contingent. Productions are in English and are performed entirely by talented amateurs at some of the city’s most exciting venues. They have earned the Society a reputation for shows of a very high calibre.
Our calendar typically includes an orchestral spring show, a catered summer musical event, and a traditional English pantomime in early December. In addition, our youth group puts on a production in late summer - a great training ground for their theatrical skills, and also a very useful addition to their resumés! Regular Choral Group concerts, musical evenings and a Carol Concert round off our selection. We are always pleased to welcome new members!
The 2019-2020 GAOS CommitteeChairman
Vice-Chairman and Social Secretary
Asst. Business Manager
Asst. Technical Manager
The charities that we support
GAOS is a not-for-profit society and its members receive no payment. It receives no subsidies from any sources, and covers its costs solely through ticket sales and members' subscriptions. While most surpluses are absorbed by the rental of theatres and of storage and rehearsal space, GAOS makes substantial contributions every year to many charitable organizations, mainly local. In recent years, these have included: