Concert by Donald Maxwell, bass baritone
and a young star of the future Rebecca Rudge, soprano
accompanied by Duncan Glenday.
This was an afternoon of great entertainment by three professionals.
The dominating voice of Donald Maxwell filled the hall with with
his wonderfull singing, humerous anecdotes and wry sense of humour.
Rebecca displayed her talent with great skill and her singing
is a great pleasure on the ears. We were arrayed with a splendour
of song , opera and operetta, plus an "A to Z" of G&S
as we were presented with pieces from many of the operas. I personally
am looking forward to the next event where we will be meeting
Donald and Rebecca again.
Notices for October
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society
: Manchester Notices : Sunday October 14th 2007
1) Remember that our next
meeting, on November 6th , is not here but at Buxton Opera House at
7.30 pm, Singalong of Pirates, with Rebecca and Donald among the soloists
as well as Linda Ormiston, and the audience as chorus. We have booked
seats for 18 of us. If you have not booked but want to go please give
Wilf £12, (cheque payable to the Society). Transport can be arranged.
Some of us are going early and having a meal together at 5.30 pm. Others
meeting at the Opera House for 7.30 start.
2) Remember that the
December meeting will be a lecture-recital by Bruce Graham, bass-baritone
with the old and new D'Oyly Carte, Carl Rosa and other Companies.
3) The January
meeting will be a Social evening. If you are willing to read, recite,
sing, play a musical instrument, have a good quiz or game/activity,
please speak to Jean or any member of the Committee.
4) If you have not got
the list of books for sale at bargain prices, ask Jean for one.
5) If your copy of the
magazine, received in July, had four pages badly printed, please let
us know and we can exchange it for a good one.
6) Oldham Choral Society
will perform the Verdi Requiem in Manchester Cathedral on Sunday November
18th at 8.00 pm. They will also give a Christmas Carol Concert at Oldham
Parish Church on Friday December 14th at 7.00 pm. Further information
from Margaret Hood or see leaflets.
7) Those who have seen
and heard John Savournin junior at Buxton over many years may be interested
to know that he will be the bass soloist in Messiah by Candlelight in
the Bridgewater Hall on Friday December 7th at 7.30 pm, with the Mozart
Festival Orchestra and Canzonetta Choir. The other soloists are Elizabeth
Atherton, Anna Stéphany and Christopher Steele.
8) The Magic of Gilbert
and Sullivan concert at the Festive Season is later than usual this
year; it is in fact next year, Sunday January 13th at 3.00 pm in the
Bridgewater Hall. Booking has started. Stalls £25.50, side stalls £21.50,
Choir Circle £25.50 to £29.50, Circle £16.50 to £29.50, Gallery £16.50
to £25.50. £3 off ticket price if you book before October 26th. Please
tell Jean if you would like to book in her party.