Welcome

…to Ipswich G&S Society, an amateur operatic and dramatic society based in Suffolk. According to NODA (The National Operatic and Dramatic Association), we’re "a leading Company in East Anglia". To our members we are "one of the friendliest singing groups in the area".

Whether you like amateur theatre productions or choral concerts, we have something for you! Each autumn we perform one of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Savoy Operas" at the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge with full orchestra, costumes and staging. In the spring and summer, we sing as a choir around Suffolk and North Essex for local charities.

If you are interested in hearing us, singing with us, booking us or fancy helping out in some way, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Concert Season

Rehearsals are every Monday at 7:30-9:45pm. We rehearse in the Methodist Church Hall on Kingfisher Drive in Ipswich. The official address is 2 Pheasant Road, IP2 0QH but the main entrance to the hall is around the corner on Kingfisher Drive.

Rehearsals for the year started on 10th January 2022, so come join us now!

Show Season

Now that we've found our new musical director, Sue Wightman, we're ready to take on another show. James Hayward is on board to direct and we're busy getting everything ready.

This year we're doing what we should have done in 2020: The Mikado!

And for those of you who are concerned, we will not be using traditional Japanese costumes or any text that is offensive to any cultures. It will be very slightly modified to reflect modern values.

So, what we'd love to know is: Are you planning on singing with us?

Show Dates:

  • 7:30pm Monday 25th April 2022 - Presentation Night @ Chantry Methodist Church
  • 8:30pm Monday 9th May 2022 (at end of rehearsal) - Help Night for Potential Principals @ Chantry Methodist Church
  • 7:30pm Thursday 12th May 2022 - Audition Night @ Chantry Methodist Church
  • Monday 17th October 2022 - Sit-Down Orchestral Rehearsal (Venue TBC)
  • Sunday 23 October 2022 - Tech Rehearsal @ Seckford Theatre
  • Monday 24th October - Dress Rehearsal @ Seckford Theatre
  • Tuesday 25th - Sunday 30th October 2022 - Shows @ Seckford Theatre

Here is the list of musical audition pieces for lead roles, the audition dialogue for the lead roles, a rehearsal schedule, and the four-part harmony version of "Behold The Lord High Executioner" for the chorus audition. Please let us know that you're planning to audition by filling out this audition form and emailing before 8th May 2022.

Rehearsals for the show will commence every Monday when the concerts begin in May/June. Lead roles and occasional ensemble cast will be required most Thursdays also.

 

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram