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  • 2020–2021 Programme | G&S Manchester

    Programme for the 2020–21 (89th) Season THE PROGRAMME FOR THE 2020–21 (89th) SEASON WAS AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. National lockdowns (late March 2020 to June 2020, and January 2021 to July 2021) and local lockdowns (tiers) (September 2020 to November 2020) restricted gatherings and movements of all but essential workers. Lockdowns caused the closure of all hospitality venues and non-essential shops, closed schools and encouraged working from home. Consequently, all society meetings during the 89th season were held by Zoom – the first time in the Society's history that Zoom had been used for meetings. ​ Sunday 29th November 2020 on Zoom at 5.00 pm General meeting of the Society. ​ Sunday 17th January 2021 on Zoom at 2.30 pm Ian Bradley will talk about his next book on Sullivan – A Life of Divine Emollient . ​ Sunday 21st February 2021 on Zoom at 2.00 pm Barry Clark to entertain with a talk and music. ​ Sunday 28th March 2021 on Zoom at 2.30 pm "Sullivan’s Drawing-Room Ballads” – a presentation by Professor Derek B. Scott. ​ Tuesday 11th May 2021 on Zoom at 7.30 pm 88th and 89th Annual Meetings.

  • Gallery | G&S Manchester

    Gallery The images in this gallery are low definition files. High definition files are available on request to treasurer@manchestergands.org.uk , and can be reproduced provided that they are credited with "Manchester Gilbert & Sullivan Archives". ​ Click on the appropriate button to see the photo gallery. ​ Iolanthe The Mikado HMS Pinafore Patience The Pirates of Penzance Ages Ago Haddon Hall Rutland Barrington Princess Ida Ruddigore The Sorcerer The Yeomen of the Guard Miscellaneous

  • Photos: HMS Pinafore | G&S Manchester

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

  • 2015–2016 Programme | G&S Manchester

    Programme for the 2015–16 (84th) Season Tuesday 6th Octo ber 2015 at 7.30 pm “Do you hear that? Are you not delighted?” Arthur Barrett of Norwich G&S Society will entertain us with unusual or rare recordings from his large collection. ​ Tuesday 3rd November 2015 at 7.30 pm “When I was a lad I served a term...” Mike Leigh, well-known film and theatre Director and writer, local lad and former member of this Society as a youth, will talk about his view of Gilbert and Sullivan. [P rofessional engagements permitting.] Prior booking essential: £7 for visitors The Harold Sumner meeting. ​ Tuesday 1st December 2015 at 7.30 pm “everything is interesting, tell us, tell us all about it” James Hendry, a very talented young pianist, accompanist and conductor from the TNCM will talk about promoting G&S and will entertain us on the pian o. [Professional engagements permitting.] The Norman Beckett meeting . ​ T uesday 12th January 2016 at 7.30 pm “Lift your song on high, all comers.” Some members of Sale Gilbert and Sullivan Society will entertain us right royally as they have done before. Always an enjoyable evening. ​ Sunday 31st January 2016 at 2.30 pm “On each of us thy learning shed.” A talk, illustrated at the piano, by tenor and singing teacher, Oliver White. We have enjoyed his many performances at Buxton/Harrogate G&S Festivals and his talk to the 2012 Convention. [Professional engagements permitting.] Admission: members £5, visitors £7 The Sheila Taylor meeting. ​ Tuesday 1st March 2016 at 7.30 pm “born in leap year...” A Frederic's birthday party; amusing ourselves and enjoying bring and share refreshments. ​ Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 2.30 pm “Everything is a source of fun.” Concert by soprano Ruth Betteridge who trained at the RNCM and has performed in the professional G&S Festival company. [Professional engagements permitting.] Admission: members £5, visitors £7 ​ Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 7.30 pm “What ought we to do?” Annual General Meeting plus entertainment. Review

  • 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

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