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Mikado coming to the King’s Theatre

The gentlemen and ladies of Japan invite you to leave the real world behind you for a couple of hours and join them in the ‘topsy-turvy’ world of Gilbert and Sullivan!

EDGAS are performing The Mikado in the King’s Theatre Edinburgh nightly from Tuesday 12 March to Saturday 16 March, with a Saturday matinée. And there’s a fun-filled pre-show talk at 2.00pm before the Saturday matinée performance that is designed just for the under-12s – take your children/grandchildren and pay just £9 a head (including accompanying adults).

More details on the poster linked to the image, or at this link.

Patience ’68

This time of year always provides a feast for the G&S enthusiast, and our friends at Kirkcaldy G&S Society are presenting Patience at the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy from 7–9 March at 7:30pm (plus a Saturday matinée).

The interpretation has been time-shifted, so that Gilbert’s rival poets vie for the affection of the ladies as they might have done in that  ‘Summer of Love’ in 1968.

Robin Ożóg directs and also stars as Colonel Calverley, John Allen is lighting the show, and you’ll spot a number of DGASS members in the chorus. The show begins with G&S TV’s Reporter setting the scene for a festival weekend of song lyric writing and … well, come and see what transpires, wearing your old hippy gear if you wish.  Click the image for ticket ordering details.

Music on Sundays

So far this season at the Dunfermline Arts Guild 2018–19 series of chamber music concerts – “Music on Sundays” – we’ve had two splendid and very different concerts, with a guitar duo and a string quartet. On 9 December 2018, at 7.30pm in Carnegie Hall Studio, we have a visit from one of the country’s top brass ensembles, Pure Brass. As you’ll see from the link to their Facebook page, these guys have a great reputation for their musicianship and entertaining approach.

The programme will have a distinctly festive flavour, with newer music including Puttin’ on the Ritz and Errol Garner’s Misty featured alongside established favourites by Bach, Barber, Vivaldi and Mahler. Ask Jean Kennedy or Martin Tarr for a personal recommendation – you can’t beat live music, and it’s great value at £11 a concert. Details about the rest of the Carnegie season, through to March, are in the linked brochure.

Fact and Fiction 2

Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, Fife’s Community Orchestra, is presently working towards its second concert of the 2018/19 Season. Under the themed title of ‘Fact and Fiction’, the season’s programmes of music are influenced by stage, screen, radio, theatre and general media. A highly successful first concert was given at the start of October in the Orchestra’s home, the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy.

Fact and Fiction 2, Winter, will be presented on Sunday 16 December in the Old Kirk, with two performances at 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Inevitably, much of the music will focus on Christmas, and the Orchestra’s tradition of a narrated story will continue with the first performances of The Tale of the Red Etin by John Gourlay. Joining KOS will be The Langtoun Singers offering their own performance as well as leading the audience in sing-along carols.

Tickets now on sale from Ellen Patrick. Further details on the poster linked to the image.

Armed Man at the Abbey

As part of their commemoration of the Armistice Centenary, the Abbey Choristers, with Guest Soloist Frances McCafferty, our Honorary President, are performing The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins at Dunfermline Abbey at 4.00pm on Saturday 10 November. More details by clicking the image.

EDGAS Superstars

Our friends in Edinburgh G&S are very excited to be performing this original Rock Opera,  and hope you will join in this experience with them. The show is full of familiar songs, such as ‘I Don’t How to Love Him’, ‘Hosanna’, Everything’s Alright’ and of course the title song, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. Based on events from the final seven days before Christ’s Crucifixion it explores the relationship between Judas, Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

Head for the Churchill Theatre in Edinburgh for 7:30pm on 23–27 October 2018, or the 2:30pm matinée on 27 October. Tickets can be purchased through members, or by following the link to Ticketsource.

Music on Sundays

After a stunning guitar duo start to the season last Sunday, the Dunfermline Arts Guild 2018–19 series of chamber music concerts – “Music on Sundays” – follows a more traditional path on 11 November 2018, when the Roxburgh String Quartet will be playing works by Haydn, Borodin and Ravel at 7.30pm in Carnegie Hall Studio.

Ask Jean Kennedy or Martin Tarr for a personal recommendation – you can’t beat live music, and it’s great value at £11 a concert, or £45 for the season ticket that buys you the remaining five concerts! Details about the other Sunday evening concerts, which take place at Carnegie through to March, are in the linked brochure – there’s a wealth of musical talent, in a variety of ensembles and styles to suit everyone.

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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