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  • About | G&S Manchester

    About Us The Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Manchester , which was founded in 1932, provides an interesting and entertaining programme of events, once a month between October and May. Some of the meetings are held at the Cross Street Chapel , Cross Street, Manchester, usually on Sundays, and other meetings are held via Zoom, usually on Tuesdays. Many members of the society have close links with other related societies, including performing societies, and some members have professional links in the G&S world. The society aims to stimulate interest and develop knowledge of the Savoy operas and their authors; it is not a producing society, but enjoys friendly relations with local amateur societies. Our membership is made up of passionate individuals who share a love for these timeless operas. We invite you to join us in celebrating the music, characters and stories that have delighted audiences for over a century. The society is affiliated to The Gilbert and Sullivan Society which meets in London. It was founded in 1924 and was the first of some twenty affiliated societies formed throughout the world. The annual subscription to The Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Manchester is £22, or £11 for anyone under the age of 18 or receiving full-time education. The year starts on 8th April. Admission to most meetings is free of charge. For one or two meetings a year, when professional singers/performers are involved, there is usually an admission charge of £5 for members, and £7 for visitors. We have a committee of approximately eight members who plan the monthly programmes and make other decisions about the Society.

  • 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!

  • Home | G&S Manchester

    The Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Manchester We are not a performing society, but exist to help anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, and the lives of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The aims of the society are to encourage people of all ages to enjoy and develop their knowledge of the world of Gilbert and Sullivan, and to help maintain the integrity of the operas. Join us on Facebook About Our history & commitment Future Events See what's happening Join Us Support us “Is everything normal now?” “Well he hasn‘t got religious mania, and he isn‘t running around in a circle spouting Gilbert and Sullivan, so I suppose he‘s normal.” Asimov, Isaac I, Robot (1950) About

  • Photos: The Mikado | G&S Manchester

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

  • 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.

  • 2011–2012 Programme | G&S Manchester

    Programme for the 2011–12 (80th) Season Sunday 23rd October 2011 at 2.30 pm “how sweetly he carols forth his melody” Celebrity concert by Joseph Shovelton (tenor) and Ian Townsend (piano). [ Professional engagements permitting.] One not to be missed. Admission: members £5, visitors £7 The Sheila Taylor meeting. Tuesday 1st November 2011 at 7.15 pm “O man of learning!” ‘ Silent Witness; or, Tales of a Musical Detective’ Talk by Dr David Russell Hulme, conductor, musicologist, expert on Britis h music, well known for his research and publications on Sullivan. The Norman Beckett meeting. Tuesday 6th December 2011 at 7.15 pm “fear nothing, but enjoy yourselves, I pray!” Sing-It-Ourselves Evening – we will celebrate the Festive Season with a Sing-It-Ourselves evening with bring and share refreshments. Sunday 8th January 2012 at 3.00 pm “Every Journey has an end.” Outing to a semi-staged c oncert at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester" – The Pirates of Penzance with Alistair McGowan and several of our G&S favourites. De tails from Jean Dufty. Sunday 5th February 2012 at 2.30 pm “They sing so nicely.” Concert by Bridget Budge (contralto) and John Pratchett (bass-baritone), accompanied by Jonathan Ellis. [Professional engagements permitting.] Admission: members £5, visitors £7 Tues day 6th March 2012 at 7.15 pm “And now I look more closely at it.” Paul Taylor will give another of his informative study evenings. This time on The Pirates of Penzance . The Harold Sumner meeting. 20th - 22nd April 2012 “And echo forth the joyous sound” Gilbert and Sullivan Society National Convention at The Alma Lodge Hotel, Stockport. Tuesday 1st May 2012 at 7.15 pm “let u s grasp the situation” Annual General Meeting plus entertainment. Review Review

  • 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!

  • Photos: HMS Pinafore | G&S Manchester

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

  • Photos: Princess Ida | G&S Manchester

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

  • Photos: Ruddigore | G&S Manchester

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

  • 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

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