The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Sussex

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Sussex

 On Sunday 16th July 2017

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Sussex



With special guest  Vice President Cynthia Morey

Our guest is a former leading soprano with the the Original D`Oyly Carte Opera Company , Sadlers Wells opera and was in the cast of the film Quartet recently shown again on television.
Cynthia also celebrates a very special birthday this year !!

Cynthia’s contemporary

 Jane Martin

was also with us.

Jane Martin is a former much admired soubrette with the   Australia Williamson`s Company who produced the Gilbert and Sullivan   operas under licence from Richard D`Oyly Carte. She too was celebrating the same special birthday..

she shared her memories of performing the operas in Australia and New Zealand in May 2012, at the former World of Gilbert & Sullivan Museum Sheffield Park.

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Jane Martin & Melvyn Tarren

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The statuette Jane presented to Melvyn

It is reputed to be a character from one of the G&S operas

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Lovely water lilies in the pond

Kay and Melvyn Tarran opened their garden to raise funds for the society

An excellently planned route around Melvyn and Kay`s 4 year old  private garden, with its mixed flower borders, archway of climbing plants, small herb garden,water features, mini courtyard and wild pond with a back drop of magnificent views of the south downs.

This was followed by a delicious cream tea served in the house. After tea Cynthia Morey presented one of her fascinating talks on her life and the theatre world. In this she was supported by Jane Martin. The afternoon closed with Questions and answers.

The AGM followed. After the delivery of the Chairman’s and Treasurer’s Reports, the existing Committee was re-elected unanimously.

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Cynthia Morey & Jane Martin

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                                       Only two candles?
                       Blame this on today's financial stringency!

                          However it’s one for each big birthday.

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                                             Presentations to our hosts, Kaye & Melvyn Tarren by Sylvia Nixon

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        Cynthia accompanied by her husband Tony Jennings

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           Cynthia’s Raffle prize

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Melvyn Tarran leading the same big birthday
celebrations for both Cynthia and Jane by
the Birthday Iolanthe  cup cake fountain!

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