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Programme for the 2012–13 (81st) Season

Sunday 14th October 2012 at 2.30 pm

“Rend with songs the air above”

Celebrity concert by a great performer of Gilbert & Sullivan: Frances McCafferty (contralto) accompanied at the piano by David Wheeler. [Professional engagements permitting.]

Admission: members £5, visitors £7

The Sheila Taylor meeting.

Tuesday 6th November 2012 at 7.15 pm

“O man of learning!”

Robin Wilson will present an illustrated talk ‘The other side of Sullivan’ about his non-G&S musical activities.

The Norman Beckett meeting.

Tuesday 4th December 2012 at 7.15 pm

“A ‘corps de ballet’ AND ‘A Theatrical crew’!”

We will view a DVD of the ballet Pineapple Poll, music from the operas brilliantly arranged by the late Sir Charles Mackerras.

In the second half, the committee will perform the Gilbert play, Creatures of Impulse.

Tuesday 8th January 2013 at 7.15 pm

“What man for any other joy can thirst?”

An evening of Gilbertian and Sullivanesque quizzes and games with our traditional excellent bring and share refreshments.

Tuesday 5th February 2013 at 7.15 pm

“With choral joy delight the breeze”

Concert by members of Sale Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

Sunday 3rd March 2013 at 2.30 pm

“They sing so nicely”

Concert postponed from last season by Bridget Budge (contralto) and John Patchett (bass/baritone), accompanied by Jonathan Ellis. [Professional engagements permitting.]

Admission: members £5, visitors £7

The Harold Sumner meeting.

Tuesday 9th April 2013 at 7.15 pm

“On each of us thy learning shed”

Martin Yates, musician and Chairman of the Sullivan Society, will fascinate us with a talk, illustrated at the piano, on the music of Princess Ida and The Yeomen of the Guard.

Tuesday 7th May 2013 at 7.15 pm

“Now what is this and what is that?”

Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.

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