MANCHESTER GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY
is the senior Branch of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society. This is not
a performing society but is a society to promote and appreciate the works
of Gilbert and Sullivan both individually and as a partnership. The society
provides an interesting and entertaining programme of events, once a month
between October and May. 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.
Non members are welcome to attend meetings.
- 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.
- It enjoys a variety of speakers, concerts and study evenings at its monthly
meetings, held at the Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, on the
first Tuesday of the month from October to May.
- The Society is the senior branch of the parent Society in London and is
affiliated to some two dozen branches throughout the world. Membership includes
an annual subscription to the "Gilbert & Sullivan News", published three times
WE EXTEND TO YOU a warm invitation to become a member. Reminders/announcements
of meetings are normally sent out on the Savoynet mailing list, about three
weeks in advance.
For we are merry folk, who would make all as merry as ourselves'.
For membership or any other information regarding the Society, please
contact the membership secretary, Paul Taylor 9 Nicholson Close, Bingley, West Yorks BD16 4UN tel
Aims of the Society
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.
The Gilbert and Sullivan News
The official magazine of the Society published by the parent Society in London,
is forwarded free to all members of the Manchester Society.
Society Library and Archives
The Society library was donated to the Henry Watson Music Library in Manchester
It is accessible to the public on site, but only members of this Society
may borrow books or scores.
The Society also possesses a collection of cassettes and other items which
are available for members to borrow.
For catalogue and terms of borrowing
contact Paul Taylor or Raymond Walker
Raymond Walker also holds our collection of memorabilia.
Online Archive(under development)
Meetings will be held in Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester
at 7:15pm unless otherwise stated