Huddersfield 
Gilbert & Sullivan Society

"Write some letters literary for our private secretary". Gondoliers.


President: Peter R.Hawke Esq.

 

 

The Mikado 2018:

Following the resignation of Colin Akers as our Musical Director after Iolanthe due to pressures of work and family, discussions have taken place and the unanimous decision was made to invite Gordon Balmforth to become Musical Director for the Mikado in 2018. He has agreed to this and looks forward with enthusiasm to the Production.

Our Artistic Director/Producer will again be Graham Weston, who was chosen amongst a number of other possibilities. He hopes to give as much time as is possible to the rehearsals for this production and will hope to produce as different a show as he can.

Our Rehearsal Pianist on Wednesdays will be Philip Sutcliffe and he has agreed to be our pianist for any of the Concerts during the Autumn.

The Casting for the Mikado:

Auditions took place on Wednesday 18th. October. Despite running late because of problems with the traffic and a late start, the evening turned out to be quite successful, as we were able to cast the whole show (something which has happened regularly in the past). The cast will be as follows:

Yum-Yum

Elaine Richmond

Nanki-Poo Paul Richmond
Peep-Bo Sandra Hosker
Pitti-Sing Keira Watson
Katisha Becky Gregson-Flynn
Ko-Ko Ian Grange
Pish-Tush Richard Buxton
Pooh-Bah Gerald Tinson
The Mikado Bruce Merlin

 

Concerts 2017:

Richard Buxton has agreed to be our conductor for the Autumn Concerts which have now been agreed. There are occasions when he will be absent as Wednesdays but Philip Sutcliffe has shown his willingness to take over when these occur.

2 Concerts have been set up:

The first one at Scholes Methodists on Saturday 7th. October

The Christmas Concert at Waverley Church on Saturday 16th. December.

The AGM:

This will take place on Wednesday 13th. September at 7.15pm. In order to encourage new membership to Committees, it was agreed to cut out the words of committee members 'eligible for re-election'. It was then hoped more people would be included in the committees.

Rehearsals up to Christmas:

Wednesday 15th.November: Christmas Music.

Wednesday 22nd. November: Christmas Music.

Wednesday 29th. November: Christmas Music.

Wednesday 6th. December: Christmas Music.

Wednesday 13th. December: Christmas Music.

Saturday 16th. December: Concert at Waverley Church.

Social and Fundraising:

The Summer Event held at the home of Christine and Alan on 24th. June had been a very enjoyable event with a good attendance. Many thanks to Christine and Alan for providing such a lovely venue. New events are now having to be planned with dates for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018. It is essential that all members are aware that much of our income for the annual show come from these events which people are willing to take part in. Planned events for the future are as follows, though the dates might be slightly adjustable.

Kingsgate Carol Singing probably on Sunday December 3rd.

Pub Crawl Carol Singing maybe on 20th. December.

Quiz Night: Tuesday 23rd. January 2018.

Mumbai Spice visit on Tuesday 6th. February 2018.

Fashion Show through Celia on Tuesday 27th. March.