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 the audience.

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.

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