Welcome to Hornby Occasionals

We are a 30-year old operatic society which performs a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta each year in the Spring at Hornby Institute, Hornby, Lancaster, where we also meet and rehearse. We rehearse on Friday nights from mid-September and Saturday mornings nearer to the show dates. We welcome energetic new members who are interested in singing, acting, set building, prompting, props and front of house. Find out more about membership. Our last double production "HMS Pinafore and Trial By Jury " were yet again a sell-out. We perform with an orchestra which is very popular with our audiences and greatly enhances the sense of occasion and drama. We perform with attractive sets, lighting and fully costumed, to create a rich theatrical effect! Our Producer and MD are highly experienced with a great deal of technique to share.

Images from our last production, HMS Pinafore with Trial by Jury

The Mikado

TICKETS for The Show will be on Sale from 1st  February 2015.

Available from the Hornby Institute Between 10a.m -12p.m

or call 015242 22227    or   07467109950  (phone or text requests can be left )

Wednesday 18th March - Saturday 21st March.


Burns Supper and Ceilidh Tickets are on sale

We are busy putting in place the final  arrangements for our Burns Supper and Ceilidh.

This will be a great night of Yummy Haggis, Ceilidh and Live Music from the Lowgill Village Band. The bar will be open.

Saturday 31st January 2015 , 7p.m at the Hornby Institue.

Tickets are  avialble from the institute or call Joanne on 07467109950 .

Dickensian Singers Return To Hornby

Thankyou to everyone who has supported the numerous carol singing events throughout December. Weve been busier than ever, and appreciate everyones contribution. We have 2 more events to go, Nazereth House on Thursday 18th and St Nicholas Arcade on Sunday. 21st December. Please come along and support us

Mince Pies will be served , the bar is open ,  after rehearsals on Friday 19th.

The Principles Are Announced

David and Richard have announced the results of the auditions for The Mikado. A Huge Thank You to every one who auditioned.

The quality of voices we have in both principle roles and chorus this year will ensure that we are able to deliver an incredible opera.

A New Producer

We are delighted to announce that David Towers has agreed to produce our Mikado. David has a long association with the Occasionals and we welcome his return. 

David , Richard and Gillian will be casting the principle roles without any further delay. Good luck to anyone auditioning for a part.