On October 17, at 2 pm, we will gather in the home of Marion Leeds Carroll for a sing-through of PRINCESS IDA. This sing will not be pre-cast: just show up! Scores will be available. Accompanist: Tom Dawkins.
We are still the NEGASS webmistress, even though We are in the process of handing the editorship of The Trumpet Bray to tsw (Skyler Wrench)
But We are here in many capacities and they clash, m'Lords - or at least, they fill more hours than any day has any right to claim. [Why We're abdicating]
We have gradually been translating the current Bray to Web format, and uploading it piecemeal. We are still behind on editing for web format and then uploading the many new graphics tsw has provided for the print edition of the Bray.
Please accept Our object grovel! In fact, please accept Our plea for assistance:
Is there any NEGASSer who would like to practice and polish Web skills by working with Us - mlc and tsw - to continue Our past practice of providing a Web version of The Trumpet Bray?
PICNIC MEETING: With Unusual Revelry
On Sunday, Aug 29, Dr. and Mrs. David Sheldon generously opened their home to the NEGASS picnic for the fourth (gasp!) year!
We began at 4 p.m. with a complete sing-through of PIRATES (on book, of course), accompanied by Juliet Cunningham, followed by feasting and general merriment.
During the feasting, many of us watched a videotape of COX AND BOX--part of the BBC/PBS Complete G&S series, but lamentably not included in the DVD reissue.
OF FACT, HE’S GONE ABROAD: Though we traveled to Penzance
only in imagination, long-time NEGASSERs John Bennett and
Donna Anton are going there in actuality—to stay!
ORCHESTRA CONCERT David Stone writes:
That Cape Symphony Orchestra is in Hyannis, MA, and they are doing a concert with several well-known G&S singers the weekend after this Bray is published, so put on your calendars now! Details in Calendar section.
tribute to Ken from Tony Watts:
He was an absolute master of Gilbertian dialogue, and his timing was
unsurpassed. Nobody ever used the dramatic pause better than Ken. Starting
in an era in which the D'Oyly Carte stagings were a good deal more hidebound
than they were later to become, he, nevertheless, managed to create a
real character in every role he played. As already observed, his reactions
when another artist was singing were evidence of not only his consideration
for his fellow artists, but also how immersed he was in the part his was
Goodbye Ken. I will miss you enormously.
NEGASS COMPANY PROMOTER SEEKS APPRENTICE: Linda Silverstein inquires whether anyone is interested in doing publicity for upcoming NEGASS meetings. This usually involves sending press releases via email to several newspapers. The job also involves placing and coordinating payment for NEGASS ads printed in programs. Linda can provide guidance, if necessary. Contact her at: (781) 828-6361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAN-ATLANTIC G&S An exhibition "Gilbert and Sullivan: From London to America" featuring items from the collection of Dr. Harold Kanthor, will be on exhibit at the University of Rochester Library (Rochester, NY) from October 2, 2004 - March 15, 2005. It will focus on the original London productions and their transfer to New York and other American cities. For further information see the University of Rochester web site.
HIS ADDRESS? KNIGHTSBRIDGE! A great many addresses in our “Between-Bray News” email list have become defunct. If you signed up for this list, but have not received a Between-Bray email in the last month, please re-sign with a working address at Our Email list page. Do likewise if you wish to join this list (for short-notice audition notices and other important local G&S events).
Looking for the reviews in this and past issues? Visit our review page.
IN-PROGRESS PDF BRAY ARCHIVE We've been posting PDF versions of recent Brays on the web. What does this mean? It means that if you have a (free and easily accessible) copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can print out a copy of the issue you want, looking pretty much the same as the copy you received in the mail - in case you lost your old copy, or want to give a copy to someone else. Ultimately, We hope to create a more nearly complete archive of old Brays in PDF format.
NEW! INDEX TO RECENT ON-LINE BRAYS There are no links yet to the out-of-date calendar pages - but the articles are now available. Enjoy! - mlc
ABOUT CONTRIBUTING TO THE TRUMPET BRAY:
All contributions are welcome, of course - but, strictly speaking, only activities and articles relating to G&S ought to be published. (...although an occasional Yes We Know It's Not slips by when the subject relates to a promising activity presented by long-standing and active member of NEGASS.)
Visit http://leedscarroll.com/GSEnsembles.html for a list of G&S ensembles suitable for excerpt programs.
Visit http://negass.org/Pages/Ads.html for a NEGASS business card image suitable for using as a program ad, or leaving someplace strategic where interested folks might find it.
Why We're abdicating:
Examples of mlc's current frustrating projects:
... not much time left for G&S at the moment...
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