Manchester Gilbert and Sullivan Society

 The society provides an interesting and entertaining programme of events, once a month between October and May. Many members of the society have close links with other related societies including performing societies and some members have professional links in the G&S World.

Non members are welcome to attend meetings

Founded 1932

The Society aims to stimulate interest and develop knowledge of the Savoy Operas and their authors; it is not a performing society but enjoys friendly relations with local amateur societies.

It enjoys a variety of speakers, concerts and study evenings at its monthly meetings, held at the Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, on the first Tuesday of the month from October to May.

The Society is the senior branch of the parent Society in London and is affiliated to some two dozen branches throughout the world. Membership includes an annual subscription to the “Gilbert & Sullivan News”, published three times a year.

WE EXTEND TO YOU a warm invitation to become a member. Reminders/announcements of meetings are normally sent out on the Savoynet mailing list, about three weeks in advance.

For we are merry folk, who would make all as merry as ourselves’.

For membership or any other information regarding the Society, please contact the membership secretary, Paul Taylor

Aims of the Society

To encourage people of all ages to enjoy and develop their knowledge of the world of Gilbert and Sullivan and to help maintain the integrity of the operas.

The Gilbert and Sullivan News

The official magazine of the Society published by the parent Society in London, is forwarded free to all members of the Manchester Society.

Society Library and Archives

The Society library was donated to the Henry Watson Music Library in Manchester in 2007.

It is accessible to the public on site, but only members of this Society may borrow books or scores.

The Society also possesses a collection of cassettes and other items which are available for members to borrow.
For catalogue and terms of borrowing
contact Paul Taylor or Raymond Walker

Raymond Walker also holds our collection of memorabilia.

Meetings will be held in Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester at 7:15pm unless otherwise stated