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To get you in the mood for the DGASS Christmas meal at the Pitbauchlie Hotel, fly through the air with some of the HMS Pinafore orchestra at the Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society’s Christmas concert(s): 2.00pm and 4.00pm at the Old Kirk of Kirkcaldy, on Sunday 15 December.

As well as carols, we’ll be playing “The Snowman”, dances from “La Fille Mal Gardee”, and “Queen in Concert”.

Tickets (£9 adults/£4 children) from Ellen Patrick or via moc.liamgnull@yteicoslartsehcroydlackrik or by phoning 07770 332812.

Spoiled for choice

7.30pm on Saturday 26 October provides charitably-minded members of the Society with two opportunities to enjoy live music: in different places, and in different genres.

At Limekilns Parish Church, you can listen to a wide range of music for soprano, violin and piano in aid of the Return to Life Charity, that aims to provide support for those with chronic kidney disease. More details about the music and the charity by clicking the image on the left.

At Pathhead Church, Kirkcaldy, East Fife Male Voice Choir are joined by Colwyn Male Voice Choir for an eagerly awaited return joint concert, following East Fife’s visit to North Wales last October. This concert is in aid of Haiti Help, a local charity well-known to us.

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.

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” … ]

Limekilns concert

Alison Pendlowski invites everyone to head for Limekilns Church at 7.00pm on Saturday 8 June, for a Summer Concert given by the Queen Anne Singers, directed by Nancy Crook. Guest soloist will be our very own Frances McCafferty, Honorary President of the Society – and you can spot the other well-kent faces. An enjoyable evening is guaranteed!

Sweet Charity

Join Charity Hope Valentine as she searches for love in the strangest places in New York in the Swinging Sixties. Charity is a dancer for money, as unlucky in love as she is in life, but ever hopeful of realising her dreams of romance, a comfortable life and escaping the seedy Fandango Ballroom. Featuring the enduring musical classics Big Spender, The Rhythm of Life, There’s Gotta be Something Better Than This and If My Friends Could See Me Now, Sweet Charity is packed with hilarious characters, stunning dance routines and a whole lot of heart.

Susanne Horsburgh would love you to support her in Edinburgh Music Theatre’s production which plays at Edinburgh’s Church Hill Theatre on Tuesday–Saturday 16–20 April each evening at 7.30pm and with a 2.30pm matinée on the Saturday. Click the image to go to the EMT Facebook page.

Fact and Fiction 5

Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, Fife’s Community Orchestra, has two March concerts (7.30pm on Friday 22 March at Waid Academy, Anstruther and at 3.00pm on Sunday 24 March in the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy. The concerts continue the themed title of ‘Fact and Fiction’, a season of programmes influenced by stage, screen, radio, theatre and general media, and these Spring concerts feature local violinist Alison Miller as a soloist.

The music being played includes The Yeomen of the Guard Overture, the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens, Autumn Leaves, some favourites from Radio 4/Home Service, The Big Country, and a work – Paragon of Vice – commissioned from a young composer, Isobel Grieve, from Inverkeithing Academy.

Tickets now on sale from Ellen Patrick, who says it is a varied programme and great fun to play! Please come and support the eight members of our orchestra for The Sorcerer who are in KOS. Further details on the poster linked to the image.

Next appearance

Pirates 2023

Your next chance to see the Society on stage will be on 16–18 February 2023, when we are back at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, for our twice-delayed 50th anniversary production of The Pirates of Penzance.

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