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Annual General Meeting

Thu, 06 Sep 2012

Time: 7:15 pm
Venue: The Club for Acts & Actors, Bedford Street, London WC2
The 89th Annual General Meeting of
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society will be held at The Club for Acts & Actors Covent
Garden, London, WC2 on Thursday 6th September 2012 commencing at 7.15pm


Contact: Stuart Box (Hon Secretary)
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An Evening with Ian Belsey

Wed, 26 Sep 2012

Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: The Club for Acts & Actors, Bedford Street, London WC2
Born in Bromley, Ian made his debut aged eight at the Pier Theatre, Bournemouth in The Sooty Show. He studied at the RAD, the GSMD, and at the RCM, both in the Opera School and as a Post Graduate. An all round entertainer, Ian is in demand to appear on the musical and concert stage, either as a performer or involved in staging and choreographing productions, as well as coaching singers and actors in vocal technique. He has appeared at every major theatre and concert hall in the United Kingdom as well as France, Germany, Holland, Spain, New York, Bermuda, The Far East, and aboard several cruise liners including QE2.

He has appeared with Welsh National Opera, English Festival Opera, Kentish Opera, Pimlico Opera, The Covent Garden Festival, and of course the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, and is one of the country’s leading exponents of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, appearing in roles in all of the canon. Within this repertoire he has two ‘record’s – he has performed the rôles of The Usher in Trial By Jury more times than any artist in history, and as Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore more times than any other artist this century, approaching his 1000th performance! His repertoire of opera and oratorio he has performed is substantial, and he has specialised as a lyric baritone in the bel canto repertoire as well as playing many character roles in opera. Ian is also well known in the West End through his appearances in hit musicals such as Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Chess, Cats, Hello Dolly, My One & Only and King’s Rhapsody.

Most recently Ian has been appearing exclusively with Opera della Luna in their productions of HMS Pinafore, The Parsons Pirates, The Mikado, The Ghosts of Ruddigore, La Belle Hélène, The Tales of Hoffmann, Moonstruck, and The Amorous Goldfish. Recent engagements include appearances at The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton in 'HMS Pinafore'.
Contact: Angie Arnell (Hon. Programme Secretary)
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Gilbert & Sullivans London

Sat, 20 Oct 2012

Time: 1:00 pm
Venue: Meet at the Gilbert Memorial, Embankment.
Andrew Goodman will take us on a walking tour around some Gilbert & Sullivan sites in London

Finishing at a cafe/restaurant where coffee can be bought
Contact: Angie Arnell (Hon. Programme Secretary)
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'So Like a Band' or 'Father played the Clarinet' Cynthia Morey & Anthony Jennings

Sat, 03 Nov 2012

Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Brockway room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London.
The W.S. Gilbert Birthday event

Our President, Cynthia Morey narrates an afternoon of musical interludes, with clarinet pieces by Sullivan's friends and colleagues
Contact: Angie Arnell (Hon. Programme Secretary)
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Seasonal Gathering

Tue, 04 Dec 2012

Time: 7:15 pm
Venue: The Club for Acts & Actors, Bedford Street, London WC2
Our Seasonal Gathering will include a follow-up presentation on G&S Dolls, our annual diabloical quiz and finishing with more magic from Michael

Contact: Angie Arnell (Hon. Programme Secretary)
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Chapel End Savoy Players

Sat, 02 Feb 2013

Time: 2:30 pm
Venue: Brockway room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London
The Chapel End Savoy Players present a concert of G&S, songs from Rutland Barrington and some of the "curtain raisers" previously performed by them at Buxton

The Chapel End Savoy Players are affiliated to us as Waltham Forest Society. They are a dedicated G&S amateur society and along with an opera performed each year they like to specialise in performing Savoy rarities. Something of this they will bring to us for their afternoon concert. Their productions have won awards and they have appeared at the G&S festival in Buxton
Contact: Angie Arnell (Hon. Programme Secretary)
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A feast of "The Grand Duke"

Sat, 16 Mar 2013

Time: 2:30 pm
Venue: Grand Hall, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London
A feast of "The Grand Duke" with a talk by Tony Joseph, followed by his play "A Star for the Savoy" with Linda-Anne Hutchison, Leon Berger & Simon Moss

Tony Joseph anong with Linda-Anne Hutchison and Leon Berger return to us by popular request following the very successful May Fortescue afternoon in our last season. This year Tony is not promoting a book but giving us an evening on "The Grand Duke" with a talk and then presenting a play written by himself and will be joined by Simon Moss.
Contact: Angie Arnell (Hon. Programme Secretary)
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Bernard Goss memorial event - Charles Court Opera

Thu, 02 May 2013

Time: 7:15 pm
Venue: The Club for Acts & Actors, Bedford Street, London WC2
Charles Court Opera was created by John Savornin in 2005 and returns to give us our annual Bernard Goss Memorial Evening. They have produced over 25 stage productions across the UK and abroad and are now respected as one of the most exciting and diverse young Opera and Theatre companies, combining young talent with specialists in their field.

Contact: Angie Arnell (Hon. Programme Secretary)
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Sullivan Birthday Event - "Ring forth ye bells"

Sat, 22 Jun 2013

Time: TBC:00 am
Venue: Whitechapel Bell Foundry
Our first Summer Outing. A tour of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. This event is by prior booking only, please contact the Programme Secretary or see further details in the G&S News.

Contact: Angie Arnell (Hon. Programme Secretary)
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G&S Day on the Spa Valley Railway

Sat, 13 Jul 2013

Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Spa Valley Railway
Our second Summer Outing. Gilbert and Sullivan Day on the Spa Valley Railway Tunbridge Wells

Contact: Angie Arnell (Hon. Programme Secretary)
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Further details, and programme suggestions to:
Angie Arnell, Hon. Programme Secretary
Barataria, 42 Avenue Road, Erith, Kent DA8 3AS


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