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G&S Singers

G&S Singers is a choir of mixed voices and mixed ages, who come together weekly to rehearse a variety of music in a friendly and fun environment. The group has a long standing affiliation with Gilbert and Sullivan but has broadened its horizons in recent years under the direction and pianistic skills of Karen Smith.

They now think of themselves as the Gold & Silver Singers and enjoy a variety of choral music from Mendelssohn to John Rutter and Haydn to Eric Whitacre. Christmas is also a favourite time of year when their repertoire includes both traditional carols and festive ballads.

In addition to their love of music, G&S Singers concerts are renowned for including a plentiful refreshment buffet and generous raffle prizes!


Our Current Singers

SOPRANOS
Rosemary Boudreaux, Marie Bryant, Margaret Higgs, Sandy Jones, Stephanie Layton-Boardley, Jean O’Callaghan, Bridget Robinson, Angie Wilson

ALTOS
Nancy Boardley, Gill Dace, Margaret Gee, Penny Larson, Zina Vaitkeviciene, Sally Walding

TENORS
Braith Bryant, Tony Harris, Tom Harrison, Steve Holmes, Gordon Smith, Ivan Tammas, John White

BASSES
Robert Boardley, John Logan, Tony Moore, Ken Thomas


OUR MUSICAL DIRECTOR & PIANIST

Karen Smith was born in London in 1970 and had her first encounter with a musical instrument, a four-stringed guitar, at the age of 4. Since then she hasn’t really stopped playing, be it piano, clarinet, saxophone, guitar or percussion! During her teenage years, Karen played in the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra & Wind Band, the National Scout & Guide Concert Band and the National Scout & Guide Orchestra. Her first appearance on a vinyl record was with the NS&G Concert Band in 1983. This experience cemented her love of music and made a career choice very easy. Professionally, she has been lucky enough to work with many outstanding musicians all over the world but is now happily settled back in Norfolk. She teaches both privately and for NCYM – Guildhall School’s Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians – as well as accompanying singers and instrumentalists. www.knjsmusic.co.uk

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