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  • Photos: Ruddigore | G&S Manchester

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  • 2021–2022 Programme | G&S Manchester

    Programme for the 2021–22 (90th) Season Sunday 3rd October 2021 at 2.30 pm “Welcome to our hearts again” An interview with our Vice President and G&S maestro, David Steadman, who picks out gems from his fund of stories and may entertain us at the piano. The She ila Taylor meeting. ​ Sunday 7th November 2021 at 2.30 pm “let the air with joy be laden” A conc ert by Matthew Kellett (baritone) accompanied by David Eaton. The Harold Sumner meeting. ​ Tuesday 7th December 2021 on Zoom at 7.30 pm “There can be no harm in revelling in the past” Behind the scenes with Michael Heyland, Director of Productions, D‘Oyly Carte Opera Company 1969 to 1978. ​ Tuesday 11th January 2022 on Zoom at 7.30 pm “tell us all about it” Presentation by Jeff Clarke, artistic Director of Opera della Luna, on The New D‘Oyly Carte touring Company of the 1920s. ​ Tuesday 1st February 2022 on Zoom at 7.30 pm “Indeed I am telling the truth” Peggy Ann Jones and Abby Hadfield reminisce about their days in the D‘Oyly Carte in the ‘60s and ‘70s. ​ Sunday 6th March 2022 at 2.30 pm “and now I look more closely at it” ‘The Gondoliers’ – Paul Taylor presents another of his stimulating illustrated talks on the operas and their background story. Th e Norman Beckett meeting. ​ Sunday 3rd April 2022 at 2.30 pm “With choral joy delight the breeze” A concert by Peter Crichton and some friends of his from Crosby G&S Society ​ Tuesday 10th May 2022 on Zoom at 7.30 pm “let us grasp the situation” Annual General Meeting plus entertainment. ​ A whole weekend of G&S “can‘t keep it up all day long?” Friday even ing 13th May 2022 to Sunday lunch 15th May. Convention: concerts, talks, friendship and fun at the Alma Lodge Hotel, 149 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6EL.

  • 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

  • Photos: Yeomen of the Guard | G&S Manchester

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 2009–2010 Programme | G&S Manchester

    Programme for the 2009–10 (78th) Season Tuesday 15th September 2009 at 7.15 pm “I‘m one of the family” An attractive extra meeting: Scott Hayes, Arthur Sullivan‘s great, great nephew, will speak to us again during his visit from the USA. “Uncle Arthur: The California Connection” ​ Tuesday 8th October 2009 at 7.15 pm “Remarkable people in history” Simon Theobald will present the life of Rutland Barrington, bass-baritone, in the original company, and sing some of the songs first sung by Barrington, accompanied by Andrew Nicklin. The Norman Beckett meeting. ​ Sunday 8th November 2009 at 2.30 pm “a refreshing novelty” Jeff Clarke, originator/MD/producer of Opera della Luna, will speak about creating the Company. [Pr ofessional engagements permitting.] ​ Tuesday 1 December 2009 at 7.15 pm “Ballads, songs and snatches” Celebrity concert by Victoria Byron (mezzo) and Ian Belsey (baritone), accompanied by David Norris. [Professional engagements permitting.] Admission: members £5, visitors £7 The Sheila Taylor meeting. ​ Sunday 10th January at 2.30 pm “a past-master of that delicately modular instrument” The Lost Chord Instrumental Ensemble will present a sparkling New Year concert, produced and presented by Christopher Browne. ​ Tuesday 2nd February 2010 at 715 pm “and for knowledge if anyone burns” Study evening on The Sorcerer presented by Paul Taylor. ​ March 2010 “who thirst for such instruction as we give” We are arranging a Masterclass for music students in conjunction with well-known G&S conductor, John Owen Edwards. [Professional engagements permitting.] The day-time class and following concert are both to be open for our members to attend. Date and details to follow. The Harold Sumner meeting. ​ Tuesday 6th April 2010 at 7.15 pm “jolly jinks” A DIY evening of fun. ​ Tuesday 4th May 2010 at 7.15 pm “in a contemplative fashion” Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.

  • Gallery: Iolanthe | G&S Manchester

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