A Gilbert & Sullivan Gala
Saturday, November 21, 8pm
West Middle School
West Middle Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13905
The Summer Savoyards, founded in 1961, kick off their 50th season celebration with the Binghamton Community Orchestra, partnering for "A Gilbert & Sullivan Gala" Saturday, November 21, 8pm in the auditorium of West Middle School, West Middle Avenue, on Binghamton's West Side. A reception will follow the concert. Tickets will be available at the door. $15 for adults, $10 seniors, $7 for students with ID, children 12 & under free.
30 singers from Savoyards shows past will take the stage with some of the best-loved arias, ensembles, patter songs and choruses from Gilbert & Sullivan's greatest hits, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance. Led by BCO Music Director Cayenna Ponchione, the 50 members of the Binghamton Community Orchestra will play some overtures and accompany the singers.
The Summer Savoyards have produced at least one Gilbert & Sullivan operetta in the Greater Binghamton area every year since 1961. Dedicated to all who are interested in the production of the light operas of G & S, Savoyards welcomes young performers and crew to share their energies and learn the craft while rubbing elbows with seasoned singers and techies.
Founded in the early 80's the Binghamton Community Orchestra offers non-professional musicians from around the Southern Tier an opportunity to play symphonic music. A large number of its members have played with the BCO since its start. BCO members have ranged from teenagers to octogenarians and come together simply out of love for playing in an orchestra... and many have played "in the pit" for Savoyards for many years.