Welcome to GanderS Spring 2018

The Gondoliers March 2018. Not long now! That quiz. The goose has the answers.. Questions – questions The goose has another quiz for you Our Summer Show? What, when where? Something fishy about G&S Jugged kippers anyone? Stevens on Sunday Who were Nancy’s guests on Sunday? How can singing help memory? Ruth helps fading memories […]

Stevens on Sunday

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Apparently “Cachucha” sounds like something rather rude in some Spanish speaking countries. Our rendition seeks to uphold that tradition.

The Goose wants Answers

The Great Goose Quiz It maybe, just maybe, a little easier than last issue’s bird quiz. This one is all about location. Can you tell which of the Operas was either set in or simply mentions the following locations? Barataria Castle Adamant Castle Bunthorne Girton Margate Mount Olympus Peckham Pfennig Halbpfennig Portsmouth Rederring St. Mary […]

Kipper tied

The fishy problem with Sullivan's Chef Both Arthur Sullivan?and William Gilbert?enjoyed being wealthy?and living well?but Gilbert thought Sullivan?profligate for employing a French chef.??My cook gets??80 and gives me a?kipper’, scoffed Gilbert.???Sullivan?s cook?gets??500 a year for giving him the same thing in?French!?? Kippers?were?enjoyed by?Victorians and Edwardians?not only for breakfast?but as a?treat?for high?tea?or?supper.? Did Sullivan’s cook make […]

Show time!

Summer is coming! This year there’s a break from our traditional mid-season mini-show. We’re going BIG. Big show numbers sung with a big orchestra for a big night out. With luck, we may even have Jo Bigg performing some of them! The Wolverton Light Orchestra have invited us to share in their summer fun with […]

Goose guessing – the answers

We hope you enjoyed the bird quiz in our last issue of GanderS.? Here are the answers: Into it we throw – Cock who doesn?t crow! – Yeomen of course And if any were fond of pigeon shooting – He’d ask them down to his place at Tooting.? – Tricky one this. It’s Thespis His […]

Gondoliers a-coming!

What a fabulous show we have in store for you this year!? The rehearsals for The Gondoliers have been amazing fun and quite strenuous too!? The costumes have been booked, the scenery selected and the orchestra primed. We are in business. Everyone is working hard with two rehearsals or more a week under our exciting […]

Singing for the Brain

So how does singing help? Singing for the Brain is a service provided by Alzheimer’s Society which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment. Singing is not only an enjoyable activity, it can also provide a way for people with dementia, along with their carers, to express themselves and […]