Manchester Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Programme for the 2012/2013(81) Season

Meetings will be held in Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester and all except where stated will start promptly at 7.15 pm.
Assemble from 7.00 pm.

Visitors welcome at any meeting : bring a friend!

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"Rend with songs the air above"

Sunday Afternoon 14th October 2012 at 2.30 pm

Celebrity concert by a great performer of Gilbert and Sullivan Frances McCafferty (contralto) accompanied at the piano by David Wheeler.


"O man of learning!"

Tuesday 6th November 2012

Robin Wilson will present an illustrated talk 'The other side of Sullivan' about his non-GandS musical activities.


"A 'corps de ballet' AND 'A Theatrical crew'"

Tuesday 4th December 2012

We will view a DVD of the ballet Pineapple Poll, music from the Operas brilliantly arranged by the late Sir Charles Mackerras. In the second half the Committee will perform the Gilbert play 'Creatures of Impulse'.



"What man for any other joy can thirst?"

Tuesday 8th January 2013

An evening of Gilbertian and Sullivanesque quizzes and Games with our traditional excellent bring and share refreshments.


"With choral joy delight the breeze"

Tuesday 5th February 2013

Concert by members of Sale Gilbert and Sullivan Society.


"They sing so nicely"

Sunday Afternoon 3rd March 2013

Concert by Bridget Budge (contralto) and John Patchett (bass/baritone) with Jonathan Ellis at the piano.


"On each of us thy learning shed"

Tuesday 9th April 2013

Martin Yates, musician and Chairman of the Sullivan Society, will fascinate us with a talk, illustrated at the piano, on the music of Princess Ida and The Yeomen of the Guard.


"Now what is this and what is that?"

Tuesday 7th May 2013

Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.