The Jersey Gilbert and Sullivan Society
2009 was the year of The Mikado directed by Julie McLoughlin and was sponsored by Standard Bank. The show ran from the 19th to the 23rd May at the Jersey Opera House.
A concert was also staged at St. Aubin Methodist church on the 23rd July with proceeds donated to the church's annual charity appeal.
The Mikado programme (less cast biographies) can be seen here
Our sponsor Standard Bank said the following about the productions in April 2009 .
"This year’s production of The Mikado will include a local star in the making, Georgi Mottram, as Pitti-
Georgi said: “Singing is my passion and it’s my ambition to become a professional performer. While London is calling me back to pursue my dream, getting involved in such an incredible opera in Jersey is a fantastic opportunity I couldn’t resist. This is my first time performing Gilbert and Sullivan and I am thoroughly looking forward to it – Jersey has such a wonderful music community!”
UK tenor Russell Painter, known nationally for his modern adaptation of traditional Gilbert and Sullivan characters, is also part of the cast. He played Alexis Pointdextre in the Jersey Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of The Sorcerer last year.
Director of The Mikado, Julie McLoughlin, said: “Standard Bank has made it possible for us to stage this wonderful opera so that it can be seen by a local audience. It is especially pleasing to be able to have such a talented cast.”
Claire Reid, Standard Bank’s Director of Marketing and Communications, said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s production of The Mikado. Standard Bank has sponsored the society’s annual production for the past nine years and is committed to supporting the arts in Jersey .”
Part of the male chorus. ©JEP
A Wand'ring Minstrel sings (Nanki-