The complete recording of The Beauty Stone, made by Chandos with sponsorship from this Society, was issued on 4 November. Toby Spence, David Stout, Stephen Gadd, Richard Suart, Alan Opie, Elin Manahan Thomas, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Madeleine Shaw, Rebecca Evans, Olivia Gomez, Sarah Maxted, Llio Evans; BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Rory Macdonald. 2-CD set: CHAN 10794(2)
New book: Lost Chords and Christian Soldiers: The Sacred Music of Arthur Sullivan by Ian Bradley was published by SCM Press in August.
Both are available from the Society: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
See below for details of forthcoming Sullivan concerts and performances in the UK and beyond.
Much Loved Productions presents A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan: 23 Mar 2014 at the Garrick Theatre, Lichfield 01543-412121. www.mlpltd.com
Co-Opera Co. presents The Mikado at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings 3 Dec. Musical Director John Andrews. 020-8699-8650 www.co-opera-co.org
Los Ladrones (Geoffrey Porter and Friends) present The Contrabandista (concert performance with dialogue): Horndean Music Society 2 Jan 2014
Regan De Wynter Productions presents H.M.S. Pinafore: an all-male version directed by Sasha Regan at Hackney Empire 14/15/18/19/20/21/22 Feb 2014 at 7.30, 16/23 Feb at 5pm. 020-8985-2424 www.hackneyempire.co.uk
Irrational Theatre presents Cox and Box, with Menotti's The Telephone and Norland's Cycle at Barons Court Theatre - Curtain's Up pub, 28a Comeragh Road, London W14 9HR on 16/17 Dec at 5pm and 8pm. Tickets £14 (concessions £12): 020-8932-4747 www.offwestend.com; www.irrationaltheatre.co.uk
The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players present The Pirates of Penzance on 27 Dec 8pm; 28 Dec 2pm & 8pm; 29 Dec 3pm; 30 Dec 3pm; 31 Dec 8pm and Patience on 3 Jan 2014 at 8pm; 4 Jan 2pm & 8pm; 5 Jan 3pm. All performances at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York. www.nygasp.org
Raymond Gubbay presents The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan on 28 Dec (afternoon) in the Barbican, London and 5 Jan 2014 (afternoon) in Symphony Hall, Birmingham. More details as available.
Bentley Operatic Society presents Iolanthe at the Brindley Theatre, High St, Runcorn from 4 - 8 February 2014. Tue - Fri 7.30; Sat 6pm. Tickets £10 - !£14: 0151-907-8360
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra presents a G&S Gala at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on 7 Feb at 7.30. Sarah Fox (soprano), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Richard Suart (baritone), Matthew Hargreaves (bass), Birmingham University Singers and the CBSO conducted by John Wilson. Programme: Trial by Jury complete; overtures to The Gondoliers and Iolanthe; vocal items from The Sorcerer; H.M.S. Pinafore; The Pirates of Penzance; Princess Ida; The Mikado; Ruddigore; The Yeomen of the Guard; The Gondoliers. Booking 0121-345-0603 www.cbso.co.uk
Opera della Luna presents The Mikado: 18-22 Feb at 7.30 Theatre by the Lake, Keswick 01768-774411; 22 Feb 7.30 Queen's Hall, Hexham 01434-652477; 25 Feb 7.30 The Hawth, Crawley 01293-553636; 28 Feb - 1 Mar 7.30 Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield 01484-430528; 28-29 Mar 7.30 Oxford Playhouse 01865-305305; 31 Mar 7.30 Civic theatre, Chelmsford 01245-606505. www.operadellaluna.org.
Theater Münster presents Die Piraten von Penzance. First performance of a season 29 Mar 2014. Großes Haus, Theater Münster, Neubrückenstraße 63, 48143 Münster (Germany). More details as and when available. www.theatermuenster.de
Opera della Luna presents The Gondoliers: 9-11 May 7.30 and 10 May 2.30 New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich 01473-295900; 20-24 May 7.30 and 22/24 May 2.30 The Lowry, Salford 0843-208-6000. www.operadellaluna.org
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society is holding a special convention to celebrate its ninetieth anniversary. The event will take place at Grim's Dyke hotel, Harrow Weald (former home of W.S. Gilbert) from 23 - 25 May 2014 and programme details will be available later. www.gilbertandsullivansociety.org.uk
Matlock Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents Haddon Hall in June 2014. More details in due course. www.matlockgilbertandsullivan.org.uk
The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company announces its first UK tour, presenting The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe and The Mikado as follows: 10 - 14 Jun Floral Pavilion, New Brighton 0151-666-0000; 18-21 Jun Orchard Theatre, Dartford 01322-220000; 24 - 28 Jun Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton 01902-429212; 1 - 5 Jul Civic Theatre, Darlington 01325-486555; 8 - 12 Jul Stockport Plaza; 5 - 10 Aug Malvern Theatre.
Performances in the Royal Hall, Harrogate as part of twenty-first international Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, are as follows:
The Mikado: 2 Aug (m + e); 22 Aug (e); 23 Aug (m + e); H.M.S. Pinafore 3 Aug (m + e); 17 Aug (m + e); 25 Aug (m + e); Iolanthe: 15 Aug (e); 16 Aug (m + e); 26 Aug (m + e); The Pirates of Penzance: 24 Aug (m + e).
Also at the G&S Festival: the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players present The Pirates of Penzance 8 Aug (e), 9 Aug (m + e); and The Yeomen of the Guard 10 Aug (m + e).
An orchestral concert in the Harrogate Theatre on 3 August is expected to include the Symphony in E ("Irish"), the 'Cello Concerto and the overtures In Memoriam and Di Ballo.
A concert in Ripon Cathedral with the Oxbridge Operatic Society on 4 August is expected to include On Shore and Sea, the Festival Te Deum and the Boer War Te Deum.
A number of smaller-scale performances and recitals of Sullivan interest are in preparation. More details in due course. The Festival runs from 2 - 27 August. www.gsfestivals.org
Illyria announces a summer UK tour of The Pirates of Penzance. More details and dates in due course. www.illyria.uk.com
Updated 2 December 2013