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Programme for the 2021–22 (90th) Season

Sunday 3rd October 2021 at 2.30 pm

“Welcome to our hearts again”

An interview with our Vice President and G&S maestro, David Steadman, who picks out gems from his fund of stories and may entertain us at the piano.

The Sheila Taylor meeting.

Sunday 7th November 2021 at 2.30 pm

“let the air with joy be laden”

A concert by Matthew Kellett (baritone) accompanied by David Eaton.

The Harold Sumner meeting.

Tuesday 7th December 2021 on Zoom at 7.30 pm

“There can be no harm in revelling in the past”

Behind the scenes with Michael Heyland, Director of Productions, D‘Oyly Carte Opera Company 1969 to 1978.

Tuesday 11th January 2022 on Zoom at 7.30 pm

“tell us all about it”

Presentation by Jeff Clarke, artistic Director of Opera della Luna, on The New D‘Oyly Carte touring Company of the 1920s.

Tuesday 1st February 2022 on Zoom at 7.30 pm

“Indeed I am telling the truth”

Peggy Ann Jones and Abby Hadfield reminisce about their days in the D‘Oyly Carte in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Sunday 6th March 2022 at 2.30 pm

“and now I look more closely at it”

‘The Gondoliers’ – Paul Taylor presents another of his stimulating illustrated talks on the operas and their background story.

The Norman Beckett meeting.

Sunday 3rd April 2022 at 2.30 pm

“With choral joy delight the breeze”

A concert by Peter Crichton and some friends of his from Crosby G&S Society

Tuesday 10th May 2022 on Zoom at 7.30 pm

“let us grasp the situation”

Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.

A whole weekend of G&S

“can‘t keep it up all day long?”

Friday evening 13th May 2022 to Sunday lunch 15th May. Convention: concerts, talks, friendship and fun at the Alma Lodge Hotel, 149 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6EL.

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