Meltham Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Meltham Parish Church

Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Welcome to the Meltham Parish Church Gilbert & Sullivan Society website.

We are a friendly society which is based in Meltham, West Yorkshire.

We put on two shows a year, one in spring and the main G&S show in November.

We were formed back in 1963 with our first production of HMS Pinafore performed in 1964 and have continued to give a fully staged performance of a G&S opera every November since then.  In addition, a wide range of ‘spring shows’ including music from many different composers has been produced usually in late April.

Initially the group was based on members of Meltham Parish Church choir, but, as they have retired over the years, many new members from outside Meltham have joined to help take the society forward.

Activities

Rehearsals and productions take place in Meltham Church Hall, Greensend Road, Meltham, HD9 5NW.

This year we will not be giving the usual Spring Show, but instead we will be holding an evening of Musical Bingo on Saturday 21 April 2018, commencing at 7.30pm.

Rehearsals for the main G&S show start at 7.45pm and run each year from June to the end of August for music rehearsals with floor rehearsals from September to November starting at 7.30pm.

Prospective new members (both on and off-stage) are very welcome to visit us on a rehearsal night.

An after show lunch is held on the Sunday following the last day of our main show each year and everyone is invited.

Quiz Nights – Spring and Autumn 2018

Following the success of last year’s Quiz Night, Trudy has again agreed to do two more of these, one in spring and one in autumn.  Trudy did a brilliant job last year and I’m sure this year’s will be just as good, so please come along and bring your friends for an enjoyable and challenging evening! Excellent prizes!

Main Show 2018: ‘Yeomen of the Guard’

Our main production in November this year will be Yeomen of the Guard and please note that we shall need more men (especially, as always, tenors!).

We would love to hear from you if you wish to join us as a singer, backstage, refreshments or to help in any way – please see our Contact Us page.

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