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Programme for the 2023–24 (92nd) Season

Sunday 1st October 2023 at 2.30 pm

"A Crichton of early romance"

A concert by Peter Crichton and some friends of his from Crosby G&S Society.

The Sheila Taylor meeting.

Sunday 5th November 2023 at 2.30 pm

"I tune my supple song"

A concert by Bruce Graham, bass-baritone, of D‘Oyly Carte and G&S International Festivals.

His wife Caroline may contribute a song or two.

With David Wheeler at the piano.

The Harold Sumner meeting.

Admission: members £5, visitors £7

Tuesday 5th December 2023 on Zoom at 7.30 pm

"Though my book I seem to scan in a rapt ecstatic way"

Talk/presentation by Elisabeth Kehoe on her biography of Helen D‘Oyly Carte,

formerly Helen Lenoir: “Queen of the Savoy”.

The Norman Beckett meeting.

Tuesday 9th January 2024 on Zoom at 7.30 pm

“All is prepared”

Ken Robertson-Scott, formerly Stage Manager with D‘Oyly Carte Opera Company, will tell us much about his work backstage.

Tuesday 6th February 2024 on Zoom at 7.30 pm

“List and learn”

Laurence Leng of Sussex G&S Society shares treasures from John Cannon‘s and Melvyn Tarran‘s memorabilia collections.

Sunday 3rd March 2024 at 2.30 pm

“On each of us thy learning shed”

Paul Taylor will inform and amuse us with one of his studies of an opera, Patience this time.

These have become regular favourite meetings.

Sunday 7th April 2024 at 2.30 pm

"there is not one word... which is calculated to bring the blush of shame to the cheek of modesty"

“Gilbert & Sullivan and delicate sexual matters.” A presentation by Professor Derek B Scott with musical illustrations.

Tuesday 14th May 2024 on Zoom at 7.30 pm

"And now, my Lords, to the business of the day"

Annual General Meeting plus social chat.




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