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On Saturday 22nd April, the Friends organised an excellent evening's entertainment from 'The Wandering Minstrels.'
The church was packed. We were all happily entertained with a light-hearted evening of songs and scenes from the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas, including The Gondoliers, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, along with the less well known Ruddigore and Utopia Limited. They were all beautifully sung and delightfully staged. Two hours of Savoy favourites, combining the wit of W. S. Gilbert and the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan.
'The Wandering Minstrels' are a group of six singers and an accompanist who specialise in staging songs and scenes from the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Their concerts of Savoy classics, presented in period costume and performed in traditional style, are events to remember.
The majority of their concerts are staged in parish churches, helping to raise much-needed funds for these buildings, but they also perform in theatres and stately homes. Their appearances at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Buxton are always eagerly awaited events.
Over the years this talented company has built up an enviable reputation as a leading Gilbert and Sullivan concert group and is much in demand.
The group bring their own lighting, backdrops, carpet and props for these concerts, while all the host venue has to provide is a piano and some form of staging.
For further details please contact:
Tel: (01733) 361 804.
In total the event raised £545.60 for The Friends.