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Programme for the 2011–12 (80th) Season

Sunday 23rd October 2011 at 2.30 pm
“how sweetly he carols forth his melody”
Celebrity concert by Joseph Shovelton (tenor) and Ian Townsend (piano). [Professional engagements permitting.] One not to be missed.

Admission: members £5, visitors £7

The Sheila Taylor meeting.

Tuesday 1st November 2011 at 7.15 pm
“O man of learning!”
Silent Witness; or, Tales of a Musical Detective’
Talk by Dr David Russell Hulme, conductor, musicologist, expert on Britis
h music, well known for his research and publications on Sullivan.

The Norman Beckett meeting.

Tuesday 6th December 2011 at 7.15 pm
“fear nothing, but enjoy yourselves, I pray!”
Sing-It-Ourselves Evening – we will celebrate the Festive Season with a Sing-It-Ourselves evening with bring and share refreshments.


Sunday 8th January 2012 at 3.00 pm
“Every Journey has an end.”
Outing to a semi-staged concert at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester" – The Pirates of Penzance with Alistair McGowan and several of our G&S favourites. Details from Jean Dufty.


Sunday 5th February 2012 at 2.30 pm
“They sing so nicely.”
Concert by Bridget Budge (contralto) and  John Pratchett (bass-baritone), accompanied by Jonathan Ellis. [Professional engagements permitting.]
Admission: members £5, visitors £7

Tuesday 6th March 2012 at 7.15 pm
“And now I look more closely at it.”
Paul Taylor will give another of his informative study evenings. This time on The Pirates of Penzance.

The Harold Sumner meeting.

20th - 22nd April 2012
“And echo forth the joyous sound”
Gilbert and Sullivan Society National Convention at The Alma Lodge Hotel, Stockport.


Tuesday 1st May 2012 at 7.15 pm
“let us grasp the situation”
Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.

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