Grantham Singers celebrate 60 years with Grand Gala

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The Grantham Singers are celebrating their Diamond Jubilee with a Grand Gala Concert next month.

It will be a celebration of all things Gilbert and Sullivan. The concert will feature a full-length, semi-staged ‘Trial by Jury’ in the first half.

The one-act opera is based on a courtroom where Angelina, a beautiful but spurned bride, is suing her would-be groom, Edwin, for breach of promise. Featuring a host of characters including a large-than-life judge and a troop of bridesmaids, this show contains well-known songs such as ‘When I Good Friends Was Called to the Bar’ and ‘When First My Old, Old Love I Knew’.

The second half of the evening is a gala concert of a wide selection of Gilbert and Sullivan favourites. This will include numbers from the popular operettes HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado.

There will be a host of talented local soloists, under the baton of musical director Elaine Bishop.

The celebration takes place at the Guildhall Arts Centre on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £9 (£8 concessions) and are availble from the box office on 01476 406158 or go to www.guildhall
artscentre.com

For more information visit the group’s website at www.thegranthamsingers.com Pictured are the Singers in rehearsals for their Gala.