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Volunteer With The Lost and Found Orchestra

The Opportunity
From the creators of the long running West End and Broadway show STOMP, the opening of the 2018 Adelaide Festival is the incredible percussive and musical extravaganza: The Lost and Found Orchestra (LFO). Playing at 8.30pm on March 3 and 4 over the opening weekend of the Festival in Elder Park, the show will see the 24 members of the UK based Lost and Found Orchestra joined by a 500 strong Adelaide volunteer cast of musicians, percussionists, drummers, choirs and performers. It promises to be an unforgettable experience. Nothing quite like this has ever been staged in Australia.

About the Show
This is not your typical orchestra. It’s spectacular, hugely inventive, whacky, at times unexpectedly moving and unlike anything you’ll have experienced before. Instruments are made from hose pipes, bottles, oil drums, saws, and a myriad of specially designed props. It’s a highly percussive, performance of immense theatrical charm. It’s humorous and a show for everyone. The creative team and the core LFO Orchestra will be arriving from the UK in time to rehearse with the local performers.

Our Commitment to You
It is our hope that participation in this show will leave a lasting legacy on the cultural landscape of Adelaide. The experience will provide volunteers the opportunity to learn new musical techniques, enhance their live performance skills, provide the opportunity to make new friends and connections and be part of two unforgettable nights. You’ll get to work with some of the most creative people in the business and the chance to perform live, in front of tens of thousands of people. To show our appreciation you will receive a volunteer performer pass, which will provide you with 10% discount on ticket purchases across all Adelaide Festival shows. You’ll also get access to our rush tickets program, which enables on the day purchases to certain shows for a limited amount of $20 tickets.

Who We Are Looking For
We are looking for passionate, committed individuals to perform in the show, who can offer time and focus, a love of music and performance skills of various levels (see below for more detail on the roles available).

Please note we are looking for performers who are 12 years or older, so applicants must be over this age.

Roles Available and Skill Set Required
We are looking for a range of skills to form our volunteer cast. They are:
Saw Section: for established string players, with high existing skill level
Brass Section: for established brass players, with high existing skill level
Percussion Section: for established percussion players, with high existing skill level
Choir Section: preferably in an existing choir with a good skill level
Ensemble A: Percussion and drumming skills, a good sense of rhythm and co-ordination and a willingness to perform various roles and mass choreography, spread across the site
Ensemble B: A good sense of rhythm and co-ordination and a willingness to perform various roles and mass choreography, spread across the site

Please note, there are limited spaces available in each role type, so we apologise in advance if the role you register for is not available.

Time Commitment
In order to be a volunteer cast performer, you’ll need to be sure you are able to commit to the key dates from the outset. Attending all rehearsals and of course the live shows is a must, so please read over the dates carefully when considering your involvement. The success of the show relies on full attendance at all rehearsals. Schedules can be downloaded below.

Cast members will be responsible for making their own way to rehearsals. No financial compensation will be provided by the Festival for this.

Key Dates
There is a workshop with Creative Director Luke Cresswell (creator of STOMP) on the weekend of 9 and 10 December 2017. Exact workshop times will be confirmed with participants after the registration period has ended.

Show dates are 3 and 4 March 2018.

How to Apply
If you’re able to commit to all rehearsal and show dates and would like to be a part of this incredible experience, we’d love to hear from you.

Download the rehearsal and show dates here.

Registrations must be submitted by Thursday 7 December 2017.

To register, please follow the instructions below:

1. Have your LFO CODE ready. Your code is: AFV-LFO2018
2. Click here to commence the application process
3. Click on ‘Fill in an application’ in the top right hand corner to begin
4. Create your username and click save and continue to begin your application
5. Fill out your contact information and click save and continue
6. The next page will present ‘General Interests’ and ‘Additional Info’, move straight to ‘Additional Info’
7. Ensure you select ‘Yes’ in the drop down questions ‘Interested in being a LFO Volunteer performer’
8. Enter your code: AFV-LFO2018
9. Additional information for each area can be found by clicking on the grey information box
10. Complete all fields, providing as much detail as possible
11. Click ‘Submit Application’ to complete the process
12. You will receive a notification from Adelaide Festival acknowledging your application
13. Wait to receive further information from Adelaide Festival in late November. Remember to save the dates of 09 and 10 December 2017 for the open workshop. Thank you.

Useful Links

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Adelaide Festival Lost and Found Orchestra Site

Lost and Found Orchestra Website