Programme for the 2021/2022 Season

Here are the meetings for next season, including the Convention, that have been arranged to date.  We plan to have some live meetings and some on Zoom.

Sunday October 3rd 2021 2.30 pm David Steadman, live, Cross Street Chapel. David will talk, interviewed by David Walton and hopefully play the piano.

Sunday November 7th 2021 2.30 pm  Matthew Kellett concert, Cross Street Chapel, accompanied by David Eaton of Charles Court Opera, whom we have heard before as an accompanist.

Tuesday December 7th 2021 7.30 pm Zoom Talk by Michael Heyland who was Director of Productions with D’Oyly Carte from 1969 to 1978 including the revival of Sorcerer and directing Utopia for the 1975 centenary season.  He has various visual material to show us.

Tuesday 11th January 2022 on Zoom at 7.30 pm Presentation by Jeff Clarke, artistic Director of Opera della Luna, on The D’Oyly Carte touring Company of the 1920’s.

Tuesday 1st February 2022 on Zoom at 7.30 pm when Peggy Ann Jones and Abby Hadfield will reminisce about their days in the D’Oyly Carte in the 1960’s and 1970’s

Sunday March 6th 2022 2.30 pm Paul Taylor presentation on Gondoliers, live, Cross Street Chapel.  These are always well researched and much enjoyed.

Saturday 19th March on Zoom at 10.30 am GMT Stuart Maunder, Artistic Director of State Opera South Australia, will talk about his productions in Scotland and England 2021 and 2022 of Gondoliers and Utopia Limited for D’Oyly Carte Opera/Scottish Opera/State Opera South Australia

Sunday April 3rd 2022 2.30 pm concert by Peter Crichton and friends from Crosby G&S Society, live, Cross Street Chapel.

May 2022 AGM  Date to be confirmed.  We are contemplating having it on Zoom to save money booking premises, but of course any AGM has to be accessible to all members so we need to find out if those without Internet can go to a friend.


Convention at the Alma Lodge Hotel in Stockport May 13/14/15 2022.