Hail, Poetry!

The Pirates of Penzance has some great music, and this is one of the set pieces that we always enjoy. It’s the chorus responding to the Pirate King’s “What, we ask, is life without a touch of Poetry in it?

Hail, Poetry, thou heav’n-born maid!
Thou gildest e’en the pirate’s trade.
Hail, flowing fount of sentiment!
All hail, divine emollient!

The recording was taken at one of our September music rehearsals … we’ll soon be without books and on the floor!

Next appearance

Your next chance to see the Society on stage at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline will be on 13–15 February 2025 for the première run of The Jury’s Out.

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