Could you fill that Chair?

At the 2019 AGM, Joy Campbell retired as Chair. Nobody was elected in her place at that meeting, and it was agreed that Joy would remain in post till a new Chair was elected at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) at the start of the 2019–20 season.

That EGM will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 4 September at the Whitefield Day Hospital. (The scheduled HMS Pinafore chorus rehearsal will commence immediately after the meeting)

At that EGM we are seeking nominations from the floor (with the prior consent of the nominees) for the position of Chair.

Please consider whether you could be our next Chair.

We look forward to seeing you on 4 September.

Weighing anchor soon

Our next show may be half a year away, but we’re already getting excited about the start of chorus rehearsals – we meet at Whitefield at 7.30pm on Wednesday 28 August 2019 – and getting ready for the auditions on Monday 2 September and Monday 9 September.

We always need fresh talent and enthusiasm, and this might be any opportunity for you. If being one of our soloists appeals, you can find details of what to prepare on our Auditions page; if you would like to be one of the many others involved in a production, there’s a lot of information on our Becoming a member page; if you’re uncertain, don’t keep the uncertainty to yourself, but give us a try … come along on a Wednesday evening and have some fun!

Cromlit’s at Carnegie

Vince Gray, for many years the leader of the orchestra that accompanies our shows, is also heavily involved in Cromlit’s Lilt, an string ensemble that is offering “Baroque Serendipity” at their next concerts!

This year, their Dunfermline late Summer concert is taking place at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, who are hoping to expand the use of the Museum to accommodate musical events, so do head to Moodie Street at 7.30pm on Saturday 31 August for Cromlit’s choice of pieces by Handel, Vivaldi, and other well-known composers. Click the image for a downloadable poster with a listing.

Tickets are £8 (£6 concession). Reservations can be made by calling 01383 724302 or emailing moc.ecalphtribeigenracnull@stneve. Cash payment must be made on the night.

If you miss their Dunfermline gig, Cromlit’s will be repeating the concert in The Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy on Sunday 15 September at 7.00pm.

Dates for HMS Pinafore

Our 2020 production of HMS Pinafore will run at Carnegie on the evenings of 20–22 February 2020, with the usual Saturday matinée. All ships need a crew, and chorus rehearsals start at Whitefield at 7.30pm on Wednesday 28 August 2019. Do come along, and persuade your friends that they will only have to sing and act, not climb the rigging!

Auditions for principal parts will be on Monday 2 September and Monday 9 September. You can find details of what to prepare on our Auditions page.

It’s ticket time!

The longest day is coming fast. If you would like something enjoyable with which to while away the long evening hours, why not come to our Sing-Along The Pirates of Penzance at 7.30pm on Friday 21 June 2019 at St Margaret’s RC Memorial Church, Dunfermline KY12 7JB. You have a choice of singing along with the chorus – scores will be provided – or just sitting back and listening.

You can get tickets at the door, but it would be safer to buy in advance from members of the company, or to reserve by phone/text to 07703 483083 or by email to ku.gro.ssagdnull@selastekcit. Whichever you choose, your £10 will both be a bargain and help your Society.

Understudies needed

If you’re a member of the Society, you will have received an AGM agenda by email. If you can’t find the link, please email Ellen. Even if you don’t have time to do that, come along anyway to Whitefield at 7.00 this Wednesday. Joy Campbell has emailed, urging “all members, active or not, to come to the AGM to hear what we have been doing, make your opinions heard, and take the chance to discuss the future of the society”. And she has asked everyone to consider contributing to DGASS by standing for one of the four committee posts that fall vacant by rotation this year – Chair, Finance Manager, Programme Manager and Ticket Sales Manager. Is one of these jobs an opportunity for you?

KGASS at 80


Kirkcaldy Gilbert and Sullivan Society is holding an 80th Anniversary Concert on Friday 7 June at 7.30pm in the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy.

We are promised a lovely, varied programme which will be hugely enjoyable.

[Cath Tate Cards have just the birthday card for our friends at KGASS. Entitled “80 at last!”, the message continues “Now you can forget growing old gracefully” … ]

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