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Programme for the 2013–14 (82nd) Season

Sunday 13th October 2013 at 2.30 pm

“rend with songs the air above”

Professional celebrity concert by John Savournin (baritone) accompanied at the piano by David Eaton.

Many of us have enjoyed John‘s fine voice and acting skills at Buxton. [Professional engagements permitting.]

Admission: members £5, visitors £7

The Harold Sumner meeting.

Tuesday 5th November 2013 at 7.15 pm

“The woman of the wisest wit”

Sandra Dugdale, soprano, producer and lecturer, will entertain and enlighten us with an illustrated talk on producing G&S.

The Sheila Taylor meeting.

Tuesday 3rd December 2013 at 7.15 pm

“everything is interesting, tell us, tell us all about it”

Derek Scott, Professor of Music at Leeds University, will entertain us about ‘humorous devices in G&S’ from his knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, G&S. 

A very entertaining speaker.

The Norman Beckett meeting.

Tuesday 4th February 2014 at 7.15 pm

“seated one day at the keyboard”

Piano and organ recital of Sullivan music by some of our members and friends.

Tuesday 4th March 2014 at 7.15 pm

“studied gravely and conscientiously”

Paul Taylor will present another of his studies of an opera, Ruddigore, illustrated in ‘many various ways’.

Sunday 13th April 2014 at 2.30 pm

David Kay, one of our members, is an experienced performer and producer with The Three Towns Operatic Society. He will sing a selection of G&S, and talk about performing and producing.

Tuesday 6th May 2014 at 7.15 pm

“to this attend without undue delay”

Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.

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