Two G&S Favourites, June 2011

GilbertW S Gilbert Iolanthe and Pirates of Penzance SullivanA S Sullivan
Sunday, 19th June 2011, 7:30 pm
The Middleton Arena, Middleton
Donald Maxwell
Donald Maxwell – Bass and Narrator

This concert was very well attended and enjoyed both by performers and audience.  Though nominally a concert performance, soloists and chorus sported costumes more or less appropriate to the parts they played.  The soloists, all of whom are experienced G&S performers, acted their various parts with gusto and members of the chorus marched and clowned in some of the set pieces.  Donald Maxwell outlined the plots and provided continuity in his customary highly entertaining style.  The orchestra, well known for their G&S performances at the Buxton Festival, were excellent throughout.

 Sarah Helsby-Hughes  Soprano
Kathleen Wilkinson Mezzo
Nick Sales Tenor
Philip Hindle Tenor
Orchestra National Festival Orchestra
Conductor Nigel Wilkinson

Tickets at £12 (under 18s accompanied by an adult £1) available from:

– Our ticket secretary on 01457 875 221

– The Arena Box Office on 0844 855 4020