NODA Awards 2013

noda-logoWe are pleased to announce that we have been notified of three nominations for NODA London awards, the winners to be announced at the AGM on 7th July!

Sian has been nominated for the Malcolm Rose Trophy for the Best Female Character in a G&S production for her performance as Iolanthe in our production of ‘Iolanthe’ May 2012

Howard Faulks and Maidenhead Operatic Society have been nominated for the Flame Award for District 14.(NODA’s London Region is split into a number of Districts).This is awarded by the Regional Representative to a Society or individual “for Inspirational Contribution to the Pursuit of Excellence in Theatre.”

Delia has been nominated for the Shelly Lemesh Award for the Unsung Hero. The society felt that Delia deserves special recognition for the pivotal role she plays in keeping the Society going while so many Operatic Societies have sadly fallen by the wayside. She is a one-woman tour de force who is always thinking and working on how to improve the finances, the appeal of membership, the fun, the quality, the variety and ultimately the continued survival and success of Maidenhead Operatic Society.

And the results…

The MOS name rang out three times at the NODA London 2013 Awards presentations. With fingers crossed we watched all the nominees for the Malcolm Rose Trophy for the Best Female Singer in a G&S production ascend the platform, and cheered loudly when it was announced that Sian had won for her portrayal of Iolanthe last year. Many congratulations to Sian.

A little later Delia received her Certificate following the nomination made by MOS for the Unsung Hero Award, and then at the end of the day Howard collected the District 14 FLAME Award for The Magic Flute. The Award is for inspirational contribution to excellence in theatre, and the citation praised Howard for his very successful adaptation of Mozart’s opera to a musical format and for all the hard work this entailed. It also commended the Society for having the courage to produce a different sort of show. Congratulations to all involved with The Magic Flute, but above all to Howard without whom the show would not have been possible.