Pinafore production starting

Principals will be starting with a read/sing through on 14 October; Chorus will be starting their floor work on 16 October. Fiona hopes that everybody will have perfected the notes before then, and suggests “trying to get as much music off book as possible before we do start”.

Note that this gives you just two weeks to recruit any new crew members – after production has started it gets progressively more difficult to integrate extra people. Last chance saloon!

Pinafore cast announced!

Mike Pendlowski is happy to announce that offers were made, and have now been confirmed, for the cast list shown at this link.

Congratulations to those who were successful; commiserations to those who weren’t; and best wishes to the whole company for a great launch next February.

Someone new in the Chair!

Thanks to Joy Campbell, retiring Chair, for all her work on behalf of ĎGASS. We are delighted to announce that Morag Riley was elected as our new Chair at the EGM on 4 September.

Audition date change

There will now be no auditions on Monday 2 September, and everyone who may be wavering and hasn’t yet registered an interest is encouraged to book a slot on Monday 9 September! Details of what to prepare and how to book are on our Auditions page.

The Casting Committee will be: Eddie MacLennan (MD), Fiona Main (Director), Joy Campbell from the committee, and Morag Riley and Jack Archibald as lay members, with Mike Pendlowski registering and admin.

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.

Next appearance

HMS Pinafore 2010

Our production of HMS Pinafore runs at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline from 20–22 February 2020. Don’t forget to save the date!

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