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THE G&S SOCIETY'S 2022 – 2023 SEASON
Note our new location: 500 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Friday, September 16
Patience in concert
Saturday, March 18th at 7:30pm
A concert performance of Patience, the story of the rivalry of two poets for the love of a milkmaid. A satire of fads and those who blindly follow them. Produced by Frances Yasprica.
The cast includes David Cantor (Bunthorne), Christian Smythe (Grosvenor), Colm Fitzmaurice (Duke), Chris Jurak (Colonel), Natan Zamansky (Major), Karen Cantor (Patience), Terry Hochler (Lady Jane), Diana Fortuna (Lady Angela), Patricia Gallagher (Lade Ella), and Frances Yasprica (Lady Saphir). Erica Rome is the pianist and Daniel Kravetz conducts. The audience is invited to sing the choruses.
No admission charge, but attendees invited to become members; basic dues $40/year. Basic Covid protocols: audience members should be masked.
• Jesse Shereff, one of the most prominent and influential members of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of New York, died suddenly on January 2, 2020, at the age of 79. A Society member since 1966, Jess served as President from 1975 to 1978, was Editor of The Palace Peeper for several years in the 1980s and, most recently, held the title of Celestial Drudge. Read our full tribute to Jess.
• In October 2018, our dear friend Andrea Stryker-Rodda passed away. Andi volunteered to play the piano at hundreds of our meetings since the early 1980s and was similarly generous to other Gilbert and Sullivan groups and gatherings over the years. We will miss her deeply.
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Meetings of The G&S Society of New York feature some of the city's finest performances of favorites and lesser-known gems from the canon of Gilbert & Sullivan.
Enjoy some of these past recordings for a taste of what you can find at our ten concert meetings each season.
"Fair Moon to Thee I Sing" (H.M.S. Pinafore), Richard Holmes
"Sorry Her Lot" (H.M.S. Pinafore), Alexis Cregger
"Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast" (The Pirates of Penzance), Matt Hughes
"Poor Wand'ring One" (The Pirates of Penzance), Alexis Cregger
"Whom Thou Hast Chained Must Wear His Chain" (Princess Ida), Cameron Smith
"Oh Foolish Fay" (Iolanthe), Hanne Dollase
"The Nightmare Song" (Iolanthe), Samuel Silvers
"As Some Day It May Happen" (The Mikado), David Cantor