October 2007

"Rend with songs the air above"

Sunday 14th October 2007

2:30 pm

The Sheila Taylor meeting.

Concert by

Donald Maxwell and Rebecca Rudge

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.





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