Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Board of Directors 2023/2024
President: Bill Buckman
Vice President: Elnora West
Treasurer: Ed Connolly
Secretary: Joe Gentile
Directors At Large: Deborah Edwards, Dennis Kloppel, Rachel Romack
Founder: Bob Binkley
Past Presidents: Bob Binkley, Michelle Lewicki,
Bill Buckman, George Achilles, Carol Mikulski,
Alayna Rakes, Bob Kinney, Patrick Shepherd
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.
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. We are thrilled and privileged to have full orchestral accompaniment for the show by the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Orchestra, conducted by Lee F. Milhous.
October - An Autumn Dessert 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, coffee and beverages.
December - Our Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-Along, where audience members may sing the choral sections of this Christmas classic and listen to our outstanding soloists perform the solo arias, all accompanied by the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Orchestra.