11
October 2018

THE VERY MODEL OF AN ENGLISH ENTERTAINMENT: THE WORKS OF WS GILBERT & ARTHUR SULLIVAN

Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 13:30
The Community Centre
113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY

How D'Oyly Carte brought together Gilbert and Sullivan to create one of the most individual and enduring forms of theatrical entertainment.

The peculiar geniuses of these two very different men united under the impresario, Richard D'Oyly Carte, to create one of the most individual and enduring forms of theatrical entertainment. Their operas celebrate the quirks and foibles of the British nation and are as alive today as in the 1880s. Illustrated with musical examples, this talk offers audience participation.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Mr Roger Askew

Roger was a chorister at Wells Cathedral School and a choral scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated with an honours degree in English.  He combined a teaching career with professional singing in London, and after obtaining a further degree in Music became Director of Music at Daniel Stewart’s and Melville College in Edinburgh.

After retiring in 2003 he returned to the south of England.  He is President Emeritus of The Stoke Poges Society and Chairman of Windsor and Maidenhead Decorative and Fine Arts Society.