Notices December 2018

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society : Manchester

Notices: Sunday December 2nd 2018

1) Remember that Our President, David Mackie, has written a book entitled “Nothing Like Work or Right in the D’Oyly Carte”. It is a personal memoir of his time in the Carte, first as repetiteur and then as Chorus master and associate conductor. I feel sure it will be most interesting. Available from all major retailers. Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Limited (that’s actually self-publishing). ISBN: 978-1-78623-316-5. Price; £12.99.

2) Anthony Hunt, who has played the piano for us on several occasions, and will be playing some music in Paul’s talk in March, will be giving an Organ Recital for the Rochdale Organists’ Association, in ROCHDALE TOWN HALL on Saturday January 12th 2019 at Noon. Not G&S but he is an excellent organist. Luncheon/Refreshments ARE available in the Town Hall.

3) Chris Browne cannot be here today as he is rehearsing for a concert at Hebden Bridge on Saturday. Do remember he has a large stock of G&S and other theatre memorabilia for sale. Good for Christmas presents?! Order by phone Tel/fax: 01422 844744 or visit to see his online catalogue and order online or by phone.

Also Jean has brought some G&S tote bags (shopping bags) of Bess Defries designs, £7.50.

4) Looking ahead to next year: The next G&S Society Convention weekend, organised by London G&S Society, will be at Grim’s Dyke May 24th to 26th 2019. It is well booked up and there is a waiting list.

5) There are copies of our programme to use for publicity; please take some to display in your local library, evening class centre, music shop or to give to anyone who may be interested in our Society.

6) Remember that our next meeting will be on Sunday afternoon January 13th at 2.30 pm when Martin Lamb will give a lecture/recital, ie he will sing and impart interesting information about Gilbert and the Theatre. Martin has been several times before, is an excellent performer and has a wealth of knowledge about the theatre in general and G&S in particular. Maybe a good time to being a friend who might join the Society? Admission £5 for members and £7 for visitors. Youngsters free of charge. It will be the Sheila Taylor meeting when we think with thankfulness and humour of all that great lady did for this Society.

Are there any other forthcoming performances or anything else to announce?

Remember that we record (sound only) most of our meetings so if you miss one and would like to hear it, or would like to hear one again, please consult Paul Taylor or Jean Dufty.