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” … ]

AGM and Pirates rehearsals

The 49th Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at Whitefield Day Hospital at 7.00pm on Wednesday 5 June. Ellen will be circulating an agenda in due course.

The meeting will be followed by a rehearsal for the Sing-Along of The Pirates of Penzance, giving an opportunity for any members of the Society who have yet to decide whether to come to the 21 June concert to refresh their memories of how good this music is!

There will then be full rehearsals for the Sing-Along at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12 June and Wednesday 19 June, when Willie will be joined by Nancy Crook, so free to wave his baton! Do put all these dates in your diary, and turn up if you can.

And don’t forget to sell tickets, which are now available at £10 from Anne on 07703 483083 or by email at ku.gro.ssagdnull@selastekcit. You can download an A4 poster from this link, or a pair of A5 fliers from this link, or you can ask Geoff for hard copies. Please email Martin if you need a bulk supply!

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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