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Our summer concerts
In the past week there have been two opportunities to hear the Society in summer concert mode. The first was at St Andrew’s Clermiston Church of Scotland, Edinburgh, on the evening of Wednesday 22nd June – unlike the December carol concert, this didn’t need to be cancelled because of problems with the Forth Road Bridge! Our second was a slightly shorter afternoon concert at the Church of the Holy Name, Oakley on Sunday 26th June, which was followed by an opportunity to chat with the audience and share the hospitality of the church – thank you for a great tea!
Two audiences warmed to our performances, with an eclectic mix of music from the shows from chorus and soloists, and two ‘tasters’ from our forthcoming production of Ruddigore. We hope that we’ll be seeing them again at Carnegie next February, and that they will spread the word that Dunfermline G&S are great entertainers.
Well done, everybody!
It was a great show, and one all the cast will remember for a long time. The Saturday matinée was especially memorable for six of our members, because after the performance they were presented with NODA long-service awards by Dorothy Johnstone, the Regional Rep for District 6.
From left to right (stage right to stage left!), the award winners were:
Marion Kelly 25 year Long Service Medal
Jennifer Williams 20 year badge
George Alexander 20 year badge
Michael Reay 10 year badge
Anne Dolbear 20 year badge
Val McManus 15 year badge
Well done to everybody, and thank you to Mike Pendlowski, our NODA rep as well as Stage Manager, for organising the presentation, and keeping quiet about it – not even our Chairman knew what was about to happen until he was called forward for his badge!
Those men in tights!
“Men in tights hit the Carnegie Hall stage!” is the headline that the Dunfermline Press chose for this picture, which appears on page 20 of this week’s issue. Do read what they say about the show: “Arguably the most magnificent set and lighting plot Carnegie audiences will have seen in many years”. Better still, come to one of our three remaining performances: tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm, with a Saturday matinée at 2:30pm.
By the way, there are also a lot of beautiful ladies …