Manchester Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Programme for the 2016/2017(85) 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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"They sing choruses in public."

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Concert by members of
Manchester University Gilbert & Sullivan Society


"Rend with songs the air above"

Tuesday 1st November 2016

Concert by students of the
Royal Northern College of Music
from Offenbach‘s La Vie Parisienne
A taster of their December production - and a selection of Gilbert & Sullivan items.


"In his own melodious way!"

Sunday 4th December 2016 at 2.30 pm

Concert by Joseph Shovelton (tenor).
(Professional engagements permitting)

Admission: members £5, visitors £7



"Is all this true?"

Sunday 15th January 2017 at 2.30 pm

D‘Oyly Carte: the inside story
Roberta Morrell will entertain us with background stories from interviews for her book of the same name.


"It is a pretty picture"

Tuesday 7th February 2017

A talk by Raymond Walker
on D‘Oyly Carte backcloths and scenery through the decades
Illustrated by some beautiful photos.
He and David Skelly are working on a book on this subject.


"Told in ‘song and story‘"

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Paul Taylor will instruct us again with one of his opera studies
The Yeomen of the Guard.


"And all day long our lives would be a song"

Friday evening 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2017

Gilbert and Sullivan Society Convention

Convention of all Affiliated G&S Societies
at the Alma Lodge Hotel, Stockport


"And now, my Lords, to the business of the day"

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.