A message from our chair

Well it’s been a while since I’ve been in touch, but a fair few things have been going on and there’s more coming as well.

Like the rest of you I’ve been living every day hoping that soon things will change and we could get back to normal, or at least some semblance of normal. But it seemed like one step forward and two back.

However, the vaccine has changed everything. At last we have the possibility of things getting back to the way they were. Not immediately, but sometime in a future not too far away. We have to plan for next spring and the hope that we may be able to perform Pirates of Penzance in front of a live audience. This will depend on a number of things. Initially we won’t be able to rehearse in person so we may have to do some blended work there, combining Zoom with limited face-to-face. Where we rehearse will also be an issue. Finally, we really need all our members on board if we’re to have a viable chorus of sisters, pirates and police, so get thinking about any possible new members or members who haven’t been around for a while.

Those of you who have been taking part in our regular weekly sessions will know that we had a really good, fun, performance of The Merryman and his Maid. A great evening was had by all, including our guests for the evening from other societies.

A huge thank you must go to all who made this venture possible, Robin, Martin, Willie, Ellen and all the soloists.

Our next project is a Zoom performance of The Mikado which we had hoped to perform live last year. We are putting a cast together and hope for even more numbers to join us for this venture. We will have the same incredible technical and musical geniuses, Martin and Willie, who, building on their experiences in the last performance, will be waiting for your recordings.

We continue to have social evenings whilst we rehearse for our performances and these will continue as we go on in Zoom. Amongst the plans is to have a Desert Island Disc evening, a ‘What got you into G&S’ members selection, quizzes and chats.

But above all we want to keep all our members singing and meeting as much as possible. I hope the next time you hear from me, it’ll be to announce our Pirates of Penzance plans.

Keep singing!

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Princess Ida 2022

Our next show in the Carnegie Hall will be a semi-staged version of Princess Ida on Saturday 19 February 2022!

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