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Programme for the 2014–15 (83rd) Season

Tuesday 7th October 2014 at 7.30 pm

“I tune my supple song”

Concert by Alexandra Saunders (soprano), accompanied at the piano by Andrew Nicklin.

“a past-master of that delicately modulated instrument”

Many of us have enjoyed Alexandra‘s lovely voice and fine acting and Andrew‘s accompanying at Buxton. [Professional engagements permitting.]

Admission: members £5, visitors £7

The Sheila Taylor meeting.

Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 2.30 pm

“that gallant band”

Concert by the White Rose Orchestra, conducted by Chris Browne.

The Harold Sumner meeting.

Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at 7.30 pm

“many a song and story”

Raymond Walker will present half an evening on the new recording of Sullivan‘s On Shore and Sea.

Second half of evening: a soirée by members.

The Norman Beckett meeting.

Tuesday 6th January 2015 at 7.30 pm

“On each of us thy learning shed”

Ruddigore – Paul Taylor will present another of his studies of an opera, illustrated in “many various ways”.

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at 7.30 pm

“your character true unfurl”

Andrew Crowther, Secretary of the Gilbert Society and biographer of Gilbert, is an acknowledged expert on the subject and will lead us closer to Gilbert the man.

Click the icon to see the slides from Andrew Crowther’s talk on W.S. Gilbert:

February or March 2015

“everything is a source of fun”

A society visit to Manchester University Gilbert and Sullivan Society‘s performance of Patience, probably on Saturday matinée February 21st at Manchester Grammar School – check nearer the time.

Sunday 12th April 2015 at 2.30 pm

“The happy hours will gaily fly!”

We are lucky to have been able to secure a concert from Donald with his busy schedule. He will entertain us in his usual way with song and humour. [Professional engagements permitting.]

Admission: members £5, visitors £7

Tuesday 5th May 2015 at 7.30 pm

Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.

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