Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Board of Directors 2019/2020
President: Bob Binkley
Vice President: Elnora West
Treasurer: Bob Kinney
Secretary: Sarah Fiorelli
Directors At Large: Temple Elliott, Bill Buckman, Debbie Hunt
Founder: Bob Binkley
Past Presidents: Michelle Lewicki, Bill Buckman, George Achilles, Carol Mikulski, Alayna Rakes,
Bob Kinney, Patrick Shepherd
Our three main events each year are:
June - Our Main Stage Show, a fully staged production of one of the 14 operettas written by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. We perform these in the air-conditioned Life Sciences Building Theater at Delaware Valley University, usually on the weekend of Father's Day. We are thrilled and privileged to have full orchestral accompaniment for the show by the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Orchestra.
October - An Autumn Cabaret of favorite musical pieces by Gilbert & Sullivan and Broadway composers, accompanied by piano and instrumentalists. We perform the cabaret in more intimate settings around the Central Bucks area and also serve delightful desserts and coffee.
December - Our Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-Along, where audience members may sing the choral movements of this Christmas classic and listen to our outstanding soloists perform the solo arias, all accompanied by the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Orchestra.
The Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society also performs at community celebrations. Among the events we have participated in are: performing two road shows for Symphony Manor (Feasterville) and the Bucks County Bar Association (Doylestown); singing the National Anthem for the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, Delaware Valley University Football Games (Doylestown) and the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce "Spirit of the Nation Breakfast" (Ivyland); assisting with clean-up at the Doylestown Arts Festival; singing Christmas Carols for Discover Doylestown with the brass ensemble from our orchestra for the Annual Tree Lighting and the arrival of Santa Claus; singing for the Annual Christmas Breakfast for Discover Doylestown at the Pine Run Community (Doylestown); performing HMS Pinafore Sing-Along with the Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs (Princeton); and performing a medley of WWI music for the Doylestown Historical Society at the Doylestown Bookshop. The video clip at left show excerpts from our WWI tribute.