Gilbert and Sullivan Soiree
Join Mad Margaret’s Minstrels at their
Gilbert and Sullivan Soiree (Friday 27th July)
St John’s Church, Bexhill, was filled with the sounds of
Gilbert and Sullivan as Mad Margaret’s Minstrels sang their way through a
repertoire of G & S songs from a variety of operettas. On Friday27th July an
audience of nearly 100 enjoyed songs from, amongst others, Iolanthe, Pirates of
Penzance, Trial by Jury, and, from Mikado, a hilarious version of Tit Willow.
The Company ended the evening with a rousing version of “For he is an
Englishman” from HMS Pinafore. Under the Musical Direction of Richard Eldridge,
the performers produced an evening of quality song and music to the delight of
As so often in Rotary events, food played a part. Before the
performance the audience were served a very tempting finger buffet prepared by
Rotarians Chris Folley and Linda Fearn, with drinks served by Yellowman, Eddie
McCall. During the interval the performers showed their talents are not
restricted to music, they served tea and coffee and variety of delicious
homemade cake, oh, I could have kept coming back for more!
The Yellowmen will benefit by around £550 from the evening
which raised nearly £700 for Senlac Rotary charities and good causes.
Thanks are due to Chris Folley for arranging the evening, to
all those who helped her and especially to the performers.
The event was posted to the club’s Facebook page but,
somewhere, there was a glitch – Facebook ain’t what it used to be – and I don’t
think it has passed on to other users. Nonetheless the photographs may be
accessed from the link below.
Contact Christine Folley about this page: