Manchester Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Programme for the 2017/2018(86) 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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"We recall without repining"

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Paul Kampen and Howard Rogerson will reminisce about their days in the D'Oyly Carte orchestra and other G&S, with some live music including from a period horn.


"Rend with songs the air above"

Tuesday 7th November 2017

G&S A Soprano's Approach
Kay Jordan

will take us through a variety of different techniques and tricks as applied to her own singing, and her teaching method. She will demonstrate using sections of familiar G&S arias. Finally you will be able to hear those arias in full performance, ably accompanied by Tim Walker .
Admission: members £5, visitors £7


"tell us all about it"

Tuesday December 5th 2017

David Cookson
will delight us with talk and music from his wide experience of G&S as a Musical Director, repetiteur, accompanist and founder of 'Musical Solutions'.



"Life's a Pudding full of Plums"

Tuesday 9th January 2018

As are the Operettas!
Name your favourite piece of music or dialogue, then we will listen, enthuse and inform together, led by John Coates.


"They sing so nicely"

Sunday 4th February 2018 at 2.30 pm

Three Towns Operatic Society led by our member David Kay will entertain us in concert.


"I can teach you with a quip, if I´ve a mind. "

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Paul Taylor
will present a study of
Princess Ida
illustrated with music and photographs.
This is an enhanced version of the evening he gave us on 5th February 2008.


"Rend with songs the air above"

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

A Concert by Edward Thornton(baritone). He sang in the chorus of Opera North for many years.
He is assisted by his soprano daughter Rowena , also a professional singer,
and accompanied by William Green.


"In punctual and business-like fashion"

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.