About the Society

Meeting Information

All regular meetings take
place at 7:30 p.m. at
500 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
(Between 35th & 36th Streets)
New York City

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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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We are affiliated with
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society
London, England

News from the Society


Note our new location: 500 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor

Friday, September 16
Thursday, October 13
Tuesday, November 15
Friday, December 16
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Wednesday, February 15
Saturday, March 18
Saturday, April 15
Monday, May 15
Friday, June 16

Upcoming Program

Songs We Never Sang at the Society

Tuesday, January 17th at 7:30pm

Some of our favorite singers visit roles they've never sung at the G&S Society (or sometimes anywhere). Soprano Veronica Shea, mezzo Sophia Mortensen, David Bell, and baritone Richard Holmes are accompanied by pianist Kelly Horsted.

Admission to the concert is free, and everyone is encouraged to join our Society. For more information about that, click here.

Please bring a photo ID. Face coverings must be worn, and social distancing is requested in our meeting room, except for principal performers while they are singing.

In Memoriam

• 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.

Palace Peeper Archive

You can access our Palace Peeper newsletter issues from previous years back to 1937! Click here to visit the 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

"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