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Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance in Concert
On Sunday, Aug. 19, The Sudbury Savoyards will team up with touring members of the English company Opera Comique to present a joint concert performance of the popular Gilbert & Sullivan operettas HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance.
The program will be conducted by Opera Comique’s Kevin Sivyer, who also conducted four of the operettas at the New England Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s “Sing Out” in Concord in 2011. This visit to the United States marks Kevin’s 50th year of active involvement with Gilbert & Sullivan as a performer, director, and musical director.
In addition to the guest performers from the U.K., veteran members of the Sudbury Company will take on leading roles including Mike Lague of Sudbury as Dick Deadeye, Kathleen Larson Day of Framingham as Little Buttercup, and Dennis O’Brien of Roslindale as the Bosun in HMS Pinafore, and Connell Benn of Concord as Mabel, Tom Frates of Lexington as the Pirate King, Randy Divinski of Natick as the Sergeant of Police, and Kathleen Larson Day as Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance. Other local Savoyards will participate as the chorus accompaniment.
Admission is $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors & Students. Refreshments will be available.
The concert will be presented in Hawes Hall of the Sudbury United Methodist Church, 251 Old Sudbury Road, Route 27, in Sudbury Center.
The church is handicapped accessible with plenty of parking.
The Sudbury Savoyards, founded in 1961 and sponsored by the Sudbury United Methodist Church, is an all-volunteer organization with all of its net proceeds donated to the Relief of World Hunger. Since the late 1970’s, over $120,000 has been donated to this worthy cause.
The Opera Comique (www.operacomique.org.uk) is a company with a similar sense of purpose, performing their productions for the opportunity to contribute to charitable endeavors.
For more information visit: www.sudburysavoyards.org or call 978-443-8811 and leave a message.
More About Sudbury United Methodist Church
Religious education plays an important role at Sudbury United Methodist Church, and study opportunities abound for children, including a summer Bible school for high schoolers. The church also works with local shelters and soup kitchens like Rosie's Place in Boston and other social service providers. Sudbury United Methodist Church has been around since 1959.
Other events here
- Connexions Concert Series At Sudbury United Methodist Church Tomorrow, May 19, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm