Programme for the 2022–23 (91st) Season
Sunday 11th September 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.
Postponed from April 2022.
Sunday 2nd October 2022 at 2.30 pm
“Towards the empyrean heights"
A concert by five professional singers celebrating the life of the late Dorothy Goulden. David and Dorothy nurtured them when they were teenagers.
The Sheila Taylor meeting.
Sunday 6th November 2022 at 2.30 pm
“A Pure and Patient Love – Recorded”
Our member David Wheeler will compare and contrast some different recordings of G&S operas pointing out interesting differences.
The Harold Sumner meeting.
Tuesday 6th December 2022 on Zoom at 7.30 pm
"There can be no harm in revelling in the past"
Pamela Field, soprano with the D‘Oyly Carte in the 1970s, will talk about her days in the Carte and her subsequent career.
Tuesday 10th January 2023 on Zoom at 7.30 pm
"everything is interesting"
Creating Iolanthe and Utopia Ltd, presented by Michael Heyland, Director of Productions, D‘Oyly Carte Opera Company 1969 to 1978.
The Norman Beckett meeting.
Saturday 4th February 2023 on Zoom at 10.30 am
"in yonder isle beyond the sea"
Presentation by Stuart Maunder and Diana Burleigh about some aspects of G&S in Australia.
Sunday 5th March 2023 at 2.30 pm
“with laughing song and merry dance”
A concert by Mae Heydorn, mezzo with the The G&S Festival Opera Company among other companies.
Admission: members £5, visitors £7
Sunday 2nd April 2023 at 2.30 pm
"your character true unfurl"
John Coates will encourage a few members to speak about one or more of their favourite characters in the G&S operas.
Tuesday 9th May 2023 on Zoom or Live at 7.30 pm
"to this attend without undue delay"
Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.