On Saturday 22nd October we held a Gilbert and Sullivan evening of  popular songs sung by local singers. The performers were terrific and introduced by a dear friend of the branch, previous chairman, Mike Peaker.

Here are a few photos of the evening and a report from Anne.

Gilbert and Sullivan singers

Local Gilbert & Sullivan singers

Anne Rycroft recalls:
Some years ago I suggested that some of the singers who belong to the Abbots Langley Gilbert and Sullivan Society might go and sing at one of the monthly meetings. This excellent group was formed by Rev. Raymond Wilkinson, vicar at St. Lawrence Church Abbots Langley in the fifties and our branch took them to their hearts, the last function took place on 22nd October, included a fish and chip supper and made around £400 profit It featured selected items from the favourite operas.

As a result the branch support the Palace productions more and more, the church congregation have housed the events with enormous enthusiasm and these two bodies with the singers have developed increased awareness associated with Parkinson’s disease.

The arts have an important place in our lives and can provide most enjoyable entertainment I believe Music brings people together and helps them to forget their troubles, I hope that is what we do.

Anne Rycroft.