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An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan

Marion Leeds Carroll, Program Coordinator; Scott Brumit, Master of Ceremonies; James Hay, Accompanist
August 8, 2017 at 7:30pm
Christ Episcopal Church, Needham, MA

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Joseph Hughes.

My kindly friends / Oh, happy young heart - The Sorcerer
Aline welcomes her friends to her betrothal feast
- Marion Leeds Carroll, soprano

A tenor all singers above, Utopia, Ltd.
When the higher qualities of the heart are all that can be desired, the higher notes of the voice are matters of comparative insignificance.
- Thomas Frates, Captain Fitzbattleaxe

When the night wind howls, Ruddigore
We spectres are a jollier crew than you, perhaps, suppose.
- Tom Weber (and men - or anyone who wants to sing along)

Love is a plaintive song, Patience
I don’t believe you know what love is!
- Lyndie Laramore, soprano

I once was a very abandoned person, Ruddigore
This sort of thing takes a deal of training...
- Juliet Cunningham, soprano, Tom Weber, baritone

Oh better far to live and die, The Pirates of Penzance
I don't think much of our profession, but, contrasted with respectability, it is comparatively honest.
- Stuart Cabral, baritone

Oh false one!, The Pirates of Penzance
You told me you were fair as gold -
Tom Frates, baritenor; Carolyn Schwartz, alto

The hours creep on apace, HMS Pinafore
Will Jospephine elope with a lowly sailor?
- Stephanie Mann, soprano

*** Intermission ***

I am the very model of a modern Major-General, The Pirates of Penzance
I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus
- Ben Morse, baritone, plus company (and audience)

When Britain really ruled the waves, Iolanthe
With a House of Peers composed exclusively of people of intellect, what's to become of the House of Commons?
- Tom Weber, baritone, plus company and audience)

Never mind the why and wherefore, HMS Pinafore
Love levels all ranks.
- Stephanie Mann, Josephine; Tom Frates, Captain; Ben Morse, Sir Joseph

Three little maids from school, The Mikado
Yum-Yum this day to Ko-Ko is to be united
- Stephanie Mann, Yum-Yum; Juliet Cunningham, Peep-Bo; Marion Carroll, Pitti-Sing

Alone, and yet alive, The Mikado
Who knows so well as I that no one ever yet died of a broken heart...
- Carolyn Schwartz, alto

On a tree by a river, The Mikado
I knew the bird intimately...
- Ben Morse, baritone

There is beauty in the bellow of the blast, The Mikado
I think I am sufficiently decayed

- Carolyn Schwartz, alto; Ben Morse, baritone

Hail, Poetry, The Pirates of Penzance
What, we ask, is life without a touch of Poetry in it?

- Stuart Cabral, baritone; full company plus audience

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Last updated on August 6, 2017 by Marion Leeds Carroll
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