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  • 2012–2013 Programme | G&S Manchester

    Programme for the 2012–13 (81st) Season Sunday 14th Octo ber 2012 at 2.30 p m “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.] Admi ssion: members £5, visitors £7 T he 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 Elli s. [Professional engagements permitting.] Admission: members £5, visitors £7 The Harold Sumner meeting. ​ Tuesday 9 th 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. Review

  • Photos: The Mikado | G&S Manchester

    The Mikado Click on a photograph to enlarge it. Click here to return to Gallery index

  • Copy of Upcoming Events | G&S Manchester

    Upcoming Events Please note that some meetings will be live on Sunday afternoons at 2.30 pm in Cross Street Chapel , Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL, and others will be on Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm Tuesday 5th December 2023 on Zoom at 7.30 pm 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 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 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 Paul Taylor will inform and amuse us with one of his studies of an opera, Patience this time. Sunday 7th April 2024 at 2.30 pm “Gilbert & Sullivan and delicate sexual matters” A presentation by Professor Derek B. Scott with musical illustrations. Tuesday 14 May 2024 on Zoom at 7.30 pm Annual General Meeting plus social chat.

  • Join Us | G&S Manchester

    Join Us Would you like to join us? W e are a well-established Society for anyone who has an interest in all things G ilbert and Sullivan. W e are not a performing society, but an appreciation society. By joining you get: An interesting and varied programme of events. Savings on the cost to some of our events. The Gilbert and Sullivan News (published three times a year) which contains a wealth of information. ​ Annual Membership: Adult Members: £22.00 Junior/Student Members (under the age of 18 or receiving full-time education): £11.00 Note: Subscriptions date from 8th April to 7th April. The subscription of a member joining between 1st January and 7th April will be half the full amount. ​ Please fill in the form below if you would like to join us or have a query on your membership status. First name Last name Email Write a message Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • Gallery: Iolanthe | G&S Manchester

    Iolanthe Click on a photograph to enlarge it. Click here to return to Gallery index 1/1

  • Contact Us | G&S Manchester

    Contact Us Get in Touch The Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Manchester welcomes your enquiries. For information, please contact, as appropriate, one of the society’s officials... New Members/ Publicity Officer Secretary Treasurer PAUL TAYLOR email: enquiries@manchestergands.org.uk JEAN DUFTY email: secretary@manchestergands.org.uk DERRICK LACK email: treasurer@manchestergands.org.uk Alternatively, use this contact form... First Name Last Name Your Email Subject Type Your Message Here Send Message Thank You!

  • The Savoyard | G&S Manchester

    The Savoyard The Savoyard was the magazine published by the D‘Oyly Carte Opera Trust Ltd between 1962 and 1982. The D'Oyly Carte Opera Trust Ltd is the copyright owner of The Savoyard , and the copies on this page are reproduced by kind permission of The Trust. ​ 1 982 1 981 1 980 1 979 1 9 78 1 977 ​ 1 976 1 975 1974 ​ 1973 ​ ​ 1972 ​ ​ 1971 ​ ​ 1970 ​ ​ 1969 ​ ​ ​ September 1981 September 1980 March 1982 September 1982 March 1981 January 1980 May 1980 January 1979 May 1979 September 1979 January 1978 May 1978 September 1978 January 1977 May 1977 September 1977 January 1976 May 1976 September 1976 January 1975 May 1975 September 1975 January 1973 May 1973 September 1973 January 1972 May 1972 September 1972 January 1971 May 1971 September 1971 January 1970 May 1970 September 1970 January 1969 May 1969 September 1969 January 1974 May 1974 September 1974

  • Photos: Princess Ida | G&S Manchester

    Princess Ida Click on a photograph to enlarge it. Click here to return to Gallery index

  • Photos: Miscellaneous | G&S Manchester

    Miscellaneous Click on a photograph to enlarge it. Click here to return to Gallery index

  • 2010–2011 Programme | G&S Manchester

    Programme for the 2010–11 (79th) Season Sunday 10th October 2010 at 2.30 pm “he bubbles with wit and good humour!” Celebrity concert b y Simon Butteriss (baritone) who will entertain us in his own inimitable way with song and story, accompanied at the piano by Jeff Clarke. [Professional engagements permitting.] Admissio n: members £5, visitors £7 The Sheila Taylor meeting. ​ Tuesday 2nd November 2010 at 7.15 pm “O man of learning!” ‘S ilent Witness; or, Tales of a Musical Detective’ Talk by Dr David Russell Hulme, conductor, musicologist, expert on British music, well known for his research and publications on Sullivan. ​ Tuesday 7th December 2010 at 7.15 pm “fear nothing, but enjoy yourselves, I pray!” We will celebrate the Festive Season with a Sing-It-Ourselves evening with bring and share refreshments. ​ Sunday 16th January 2011 at 2.30 pm “Listen, and I‘ll you all about it” Suzanne O‘Keeffe (soprano) will reminisce about her days in the D‘Oyly Carte Opera Company, sing, speak about t eaching singing and demonstrate wit h a mini-Master class for two of her students. The Harold Sumner meeti ng. ​ Tuesday 1st February 2011 at 7.15 pm “I can teach you with a quip, if I‘ve a mind” Lecture/recital by Martin Lamb (bass-baritone). [Professional engagements permitting.] Admission: members and visitors £2 The Norman Beckett meeting. ​ Tuesday 1st March 2011 at 7.15 pm “They charmed our senses with verbal fences, with ballads amatory and declamatory” In studying and comparing two different D‘Oyly Carte recordings of Princess Ida from the 50s and 60s, Great Savoyards will be assessed and facts about their lives and careers discussed by John Coates. ​ Tuesday 5th April 2011 at 7.15 pm “And echo forth the joyous sound” Blackburn Gilbert and Sullivan Society will entertain us with a concert, mainly G&S. ​ Tuesday 3rd May 2011 at 7.15 pm “to shirk the task were fiddle-de-dee!” Annual General Meeting plus entertainment. Review Review Review CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS: ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY SOCIETY MEMBERS Photos

  • Photos: Ages Ago | G&S Manchester

    Ages Ago Click on a photograph to enlarge it. Click here to return to Gallery index

  • 2014–2015 Programme | G&S Manchester

    Programme for the 2014–15 (83rd) Season Tuesday 7th Octo ber 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 Or chestra, 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” Ruddig ore – 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.] Admi ssion: members £5, visitors £7 ​ Tuesday 5th May 2015 at 7.30 pm Annual General Meeting plus entertainment. Review

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