Notices January 2019

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society: Manchester

Notices: Sunday January 13th 2019

This notice is for is the Sheila Taylor meeting. We think with gratitude and laughter of all she contributed to this Society by her personality and musicianship.

    1. 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. 2) Raymond has copies of the CD of the opera Dorothy, hot off the press, music by Alfred Cellier, libretto by B C Stephenson. A talented young cast conducted by Richard Bonynge AC CBE. Music that those of us who like Sullivan will probably enjoy. They knew each other well and Ray thinks that Cellier may have been playfully writing in Sullivan’s style and that Sullivan responded in his next works. See what you think! £7.50.
    3. 3) Donald Maxwell will present an evening on Friday 15th March at 7.30pm at Chadderton Town Hall, Middleton Road, Chadderton, home of Oldham Choral. There will be some G&S, other songs, mainly light, and he will tell amusing tales of his life in the theatre etc. Sounds like a great evening Margaret Hood will probably have tickets at our February 2nd meeting.
    4. 4) Remember that 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. 5) Chris Browne cannot be here today: do remember he has a large stock of G&S and other theatre memorabilia for sale. Order by phone Tel/fax: 01422 844744 or visit to see his online catalogue and order online or by phone.
    6. 6) 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.
    7. 7) Remember that our next meeting will be on SATURDAY afternoon February 2nd at 2.30 pm when New Rosemere Amateur Operatic Society from Bolton will entertain us with a concert. This well-established Society has a great reputation for their performances but it is some years since they came to us. Expect to be well entertained. No admission charge: bring a friend or three.

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.