Bath Gilbert & Sullivan Society

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New Members

Whether you enjoy singing, acting or just want to find out more about this great partnership, why not pop along to one of our Friday rehearsals or monthly meetings – we’ll offer you a warm welcome and you won’t even have to audition!  If you want to join in behind the scenes with costumes, make-up, props, stage crew etc. then we’d also like to hear from you.  

Where do you meet/rehearse?

Our current rehearsal/meeting venue is the newly refurbished Southdown Methodist Church Centre in  The Hollow, Bath (Haycombe Cemetery end).  This comprises a hall, church, two smaller meeting rooms and a kitchen. There is adequate off-street parking behind and in front of the hall. A map can be found on our venues page.


What night(s) do you rehearse?

The main rehearsal night for singing members is Friday.  Rehearsals start at 7.30 pm and normally end by 10.00 pm.  There is an interval during the rehearsal providing an opportunity for members to have a coffee or tea and a chat.   Principals/soloists also rehearse on Wednesday evenings and from about March onwards, everyone may be called on both Wednesday and Friday evenings in the run up to the main annual production.  The occasional Sunday rehearsal may also be necessary.  In addition the Society's appreciation meetings take place on Wednesday evenings.


Do you audition?

There is no audition to join the society, but we are proud of our musical standards and expect you to enjoy singing and be able to hold a tune!  We will help enthusiastic novices to find the voice part they are most comfortable with.   All members are encouraged to audition for principal/solo roles in our concerts and main stage production.  


How much does it cost to become a member?

If you decide to become a member then the current annual fee is £25 (£20 for non-earners).  Singing/performing members are also asked to contribute towards rehearsal venue and refreshment costs equivalent to c. £1 a week.  Finally, those members who take part in our main stage production pay a "performance fee" of £25, which contributes to show costs such as costumes and insurance.


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