The Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society

 90+ years of excellence!

We are the award-winning Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society! Immerse yourself in the timeless magic of Gilbert and Sullivan (and beyond, embracing many musical genres!) as we celebrate over 90 years of enchanting performances and musical camaraderie. 

Discover the warmth and talent that defines our Society - audiences often highlight our joyous performances, and newcomers feel welcomed, inspired and nurtured. With a mix of experienced and budding performers, our inclusive community welcomes adults of all levels of experience. 

With rehearsals weekly throughout the year, we have a calendar of annual events starting with our 'Spring Showcase: Opera, Stage & Screen' - a concert run that showcases our versatility in musical genres. Each summer we sing to audiences at Ipswich Music Day and give people a taste of what we do. We are also proud to work with a variety of charities and last year’s concerts helped raise £8,250! Every autumn we perform a fully staged Gilbert and Sullivan operetta – this year being ‘Iolanthe’ – at the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge, before we finish off the year with a Christmas concert or two! 

Known as 'one of Suffolk's friendliest groups', don’t hesitate to join us and experience the joy, diversity, talent and fun that defines the Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society - where we make memories as well as music!

 

"The love and support between the entire cast is abundantly clear - an absolute joy to watch"

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Coming up...

Join us at our next event!

Join us for our concert in partnership with the Rotary Club of Felixstowe raising funds for their various charities. 

We will be featuring a delightful selection of songs from the works Gilbert & Sullivan, songs from the shows, light opera numbers and more!

With skilled performers and live accompaniment, our concert promises to be a wonderful or evening of entertainment. Whether you're a fan of G&S, operettas or stage musicals, this production will have something for everyone.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to witness the incredible talent of our members as they bring these beloved songs and stories to life!

All funds raised from this performance will be for Felixstowe Rotary Club's support of the Worldwide Polio Eradication programme. Tickets are £12 and are available in advance from Mark Davis on 07967047924 or from Russell Smith on Hamilton Road, Felixstowe and of course on the door. Refreshments will be available.

 

 

IOLANTHE 2024

Our Chorus of Fairies and Lords...

 Sopranos: Gwen Haxell, Christina Savva, Pauline Proctor, Marianne Kiff, plus Mareth (Celia), Claire (Leila) and Lisa (Fleta)

Altos: Joan Parish, Sher Wiffin, Sara Bucknall, Pauline Reid, Tanya Beaney, Christine Skinner, Sarah Howe

Tenors: Jacob Shadbolt, David Lee, Paul Kiff, Mark Butler, Debbie Rogers

Basses: David Hayhow, Peter Meredith, David Bale, Peter Mills, Stephen Pugh, Ian Gray,    Ed Gerrie (Act 1 only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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