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Programme for the 2016–17 (85th) Season

Sunday 4th October 2016 at 2.30 pm

“They sing choruses in public”

Concert by members of Manchester University Gilbert & Sullivan Society (MUGSS).

Tuesday 1st November 2016 at 7.15 pm

“Rend with songs the air above”

Concert by students of the Royal Northern College of Music from Offenbach‘s La Vie Parisienne – a taster of their December production – and a selection of Gilbert & Sullivan items.

The Sheila Taylor meeting.

Sunday 4th December 2016 at 2.30 pm

“In his own melodious way!”

Concert by Joseph Shovelton (tenor). [Professional engagements permitting.]

The Harold Sumner meeting.

Admission: members £5, visitors £7

Sunday 15th January 2017 at 2.30 pm

“Is all this true?”

“D‘Oyly Carte: the inside story” – Roberta Morrell will entertain us with background stories from interviews for her book of the same name.

Tuesday 7th February 2017 at 7.15 pm

“It is a pretty picture”

A talk by Raymond Walker on D‘Oyly Carte backcloths and scenery through the decades, illustrated by some beautiful photos. He and David Skelly are working on a book on this subject.

Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 7.15 pm

“Told in ‘song and story’”

Paul Taylor will instruct us again with one of his opera studies – The Yeoman of the Guard – this time.

The Norman Beckett meeting.

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2017

“And all day long our lives would be a song”

Convention for members of all Affiliated G&S Societies at the Alma Lodge Hotel, Stockport.

Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 7.15 pm

“And now, my Lords, to the business of the day”

Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.

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