A Regular Royal Celebration

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as well as Godalming Operatic Society’s return after our two-year break, we will be presenting an uplifting concert of music with royal connections.

As well as many favourites from Gilbert & Sullivan, we will be performing the magnificent Zadok the Priest, which has been sung at every coronation since the coronation of King George II in 1727, excerpts from Merrie England, Let the Bright Seraphim, The Trumpet Shall Sound and Vaughan Williams – Linden Lea.

The concert will be accompanied by our very own professional orchestra, who will also present some orchestral favourites.

June 18th Matinée at 2:30 and & Evening at 7:30

Godalming Operatic Society is widely regarded as one of the country’s leading Gilbert and Sullivan Societies. The Society was founded in 1924 and had its first production, The Yeomen of the Guard, in 1925. Since then (excepting the war years) it has put on a major Gilbert and Sullivan production every year, including the more rarely performed works such as ‘The Grand Duke’ and ‘Utopia Ltd.’

Currently we perform a fully staged G&S opera every February, with a full 22+ piece professional orchestra under our Musical Director, David Wright.

In June or July we put on a smaller scale work, often at a smaller local venue such as the Wilfrid Noyce Centre in Godalming. Our previous summer productions range from a concert version of ‘Aida’ to ‘The Zoo’ by Arthur Sullivan and most recently our 2019 Summer concert ‘A Night at the Opera’ featuring a wonderful selection of grand opera arias, ensembles and chorus pieces.

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