About the Society

Meeting Information

All regular meetings take
place at 7:30 p.m. at the
Community Church of New York
40 East 35th St., NYC
(Between Park & Madison)
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

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The Jay Newman Lectures

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our Jay Newman Lecture series.

Society Officers

Dan Kravetz
President & Editor
of The Palace Peeper

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Frances Yasprica
Corresponding Secretary
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Philip Sternenberg
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The Gilbert & Sullivan Society
London, England

News from the Society


We hope you'll join us at our meetings during the 2016-2017 season!

Friday, September 16
Tuesday, October 18
Thursday, November 17
Friday, December 16
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Friday, February 17
Friday, March 17
Saturday, April 15
Monday, May 15
Friday, June 16

Upcoming Program

The Jay Newman Lecture: Melodramatic Histrionics in the Savoy Operas, presented by Carolyn Williams

Friday, June 16, at 7:30 PM

Professor Carolyn Williams of Rutgers University, author of the wonderful book Gilbert and Sullivan: Gender, Genre, Parody, is giving the 2017 Jay Newman Memorial Lecture on Friday, June 16, at 7:30pm at 40 East 35th St., downstairs at the Community Church. Admission is FREE !

Professor Williams will tackle Gilbert's parody and use of Victorian Melodrama, including jolly jack tars, mad women, villains, mystic ladies, swashbucklers, vengeance, patter and sudden mood changes:

*How Ralph Rackstraw developed an energetic fist!
*The perils of dinner served up in a pudding basin!
*Why Julia Jellicoe strangled your aunt!
*How Mad Margaret loses the love of her life, goes mad and makes an 'affidavit!
*You'll see it at once in my face! Or, Why Sir Despard is husky and hoarse!

Musical examples will be performed by Andrea Stryker-Rodda, Richard Holmes, Julie May, Sarah Moulton Faux, Hannah Spierman, David Bell and Samuel Silvers.

Palace Peeper Archive

You can now access Palace Peeper issues dating back to 1972! Click here to visit the full archive.

Society Performances

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

"Poor Wand'ring One" (The Pirates of Penzance), Alexis Cregger

"Sorry Her Lot" (H.M.S. Pinafore), Alexis Cregger

"Whom thou hast chained must wear his chain" (Princess Ida), Cameron Smith

"The Nightmare Song" (Iolanthe), Samuel Silvers