Manchester Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Programme for the 2008-2009 (77th) Season

Meetings will be held in Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester and all except except November and January will start promptly at 7.30 pm. Assemble from 7.00 pm.
Visitors welcome at any meeting : bring a friend!

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October 2008
"Sing derry down derry"

Tuesday 7th October 2008

Concert by Sale Gilbert & Sullivan Amateur Operatic Society; mainly G&S plus a few other gems.
Admission free
Non members welcome
November 2008
"Listen, and I'll tell you all about it"

Sunday 2nd November 2008 2.30 pm

Celebrity afternoon by Thomas Round (tenor). Power Point and sound presentation, reminiscence and live singing.
Admission: members 5, visitors 7.
December 2008
"If we're inclined to dance and sing, Tra la la"

Tuesday 2nd December 2008

An evening based on the arrangements of the music of the operas for dancing in the home. We hope some dancers will demonstrate and members who wish may then join in.
Admission free
Non members welcome
January 2009
"The eminent musico"

Sunday 11th January 2009 2.30 pm

Talk by John Owen Edwards, Musical Director of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and of Buxton G&S Festival Opera Company. We will surely learn much from his musicianship and experience. Professional engagements permitting.
Admission free
Non members welcome
February 2009
"remarkable people in history"

Tuesday 3rd February 2009

Note change of original published event swapped with March
Meeting Cancelled
rescheduled for next season
Simon Theobald will present the life of Rutland Barrington, bass-baritone in the original company and sing some of the songs first sung by Barrington. Many of us have enjoyed Simon's singing, acting and speaking at Buxton.
Admission free
Non members welcome
March 2009
"you can't expect a chap with such a name as DIck Deadeye to be a popular character - now can you?"

Tuesday 3rd March 2009

Note change of original pulished event swapped with February
Study evening on Gilbert's wonderful characters presented by John Coates and Jean Dufty
Admission free
Non members welcome
April 2009
"study all day in methodical way"

Tuesday 7th April 2009

Martin Yates, Chairman of the Sullivan Society and MD of Generally G&S, Retford, will present an illustrated study of the music of Iolanthe and Haddon Hall
Admission free
Non members welcome.
May 2009
"the gratifying feeling that our duty has been done"

Tuesday 5th May 2009

Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.


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