The Society shall be called the Clitheroe Parish Church Amateur Operatic
and Dramatic Society.
2 The object of the Society, shall be to stage Operatic and Dramatic
productions for entertainment, and to further the social life of the
Parish and the surrounding Ribble Valley area. In the event of the
Society being wound up, any balance of funds shall be returned to
the PCC funds.
The Society shall be managed by a President (who shall be the Vicar) and
a Committee, all of whom must be fully paid up members, consisting of
the following ex-officio officers elected at the Annual General Meeting:
Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Box Office, Publicity, Properties, House
Manager, Wardrobe Master and Mistress, Programme Co-ordinator, together
with 4 other members and elected by the Committee for any given
production: Producer, Musical Director, Accompanist, Choreographer,
Stage Manager, Scenic Designer; and 2 Church Wardens.
4 Membership of the Society shall be open to all, but the
Committee reserves the right to refuse or terminate membership if
necessary. All people wishing to take part in any production must be
paid up members of the Society. The annual subscription shall be
determined by the Committee and payable by 30 November each year.
5 The Annual General Meeting shall be held within six weeks of
the year end 31 March, when the accounts for the past year, duly
audited, shall be presented, Committee members elected and all general
6 The Committee shall select the title of the next Operatic
production and dates on which it is to be presented.
7 An Auditioning Committee consisting of Producer, Musical
Director, Choreographer and 2 others elected at the Annual General
Meeting shall, after auditioning, present a cast list to the full
Committee. This list shall not be published until the Committee has
been informed. If the person being auditioned is unable to be present
the night of the auditions, that person must arrange another audition
subject to the discretion of the Auditioning Committee. All persons
attending auditions will be contacted by telephone to be given the
result of their Audition. Non members will be asked for a non-returnable
£5.00 auditioning fee, and upon being given the part or continuing to
take part in that production, the full membership fee, minus this £5.00,
must be paid. Anyone invited to Audition from outside the Society will
pay the full membership fee when a part is offered and accepted. Any
member who wishes to audition for a part, should not be sitting on the
Auditioning Committee when other members are auditioning for that part.
Auditions to be held for Chorus members depend on the numbers required
for that production by the Producer, to be at the same time as the
8 Acting members shall to the best of their ability, play the
parts assigned to them whether principal or chorus. Acting members
absenting themselves from three consecutive rehearsals without adequate
cause may at the discretion of the Committee be deemed to have resigned
9 The Dramatic Section shall submit to the Committee, for
approval, the title of the next dramatic production and the dates on
which it is to be presented.
Committee meetings shall be held as the need arises and at least 7 days
notice shall be given. A quorum shall consist of not less than eight
persons. All questions shall be decided by a bare majority and the
Chairman shall give a second or casting vote.
These rules shall not be altered except at an Annual General Meeting and
notice of any proposed alteration shall be given to the Secretary twenty
one days beforehand. The President and the 2 Church Wardens have the
right to veto any change of rule that may have an adverse effect on the