September 2014

Show Performer Performances
Songbirds Rebecca Newman and Friends Sat 6 Sep 2014
Music Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 7 Sep 2014
Iolanthe Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company Thu 18 Sep to Sat 20 Sep 2014
A Night With The Light York Light Opera Company Sun 28 Sep 2014

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Six Sensational Female classical-crossover acts in one fabulous concert for ONE NIGHT ONLY

Rebecca Newman and Friends

Saturday 6 September 2014

Rebecca joins a line up of exciting classical crossover acts in aid of the charity Educate The World. Featuring Mariette Davina, Eden, Danielle Thomas, Scarlett Quigley and Mary-Jess Leaverland.

Sat 6 Sep 14:00
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Music Night

Sunday night is Music Night!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 7 September 2014

Support the Joseph Rowntree Theatre at this evening of popular favourites, featuring local soloists Matthew Ainsworth, Richard Bainbridge, Kelly Derbyshire, Emma Dickinson, Graham Kay, Jessa Liversidge, Mick Liversidge and Anna Mitchelson.

Musical Director: Don Pears

Sun 7 Sep 19:30
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Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre with Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular ‘Fairy Opera’

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

Thursday 18 September to Saturday 20 September 2014

Written at the height of their creative powers, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Fairy Opera is regarded by many as their best collaboration.

Iolanthe sees the House of Lords (the bastion of ineffectiveness and privilege) and the political system come in for criticism, with the suggestion that the peerage should no longer be hereditary, but obtainable by ‘competitive examination’.

First performed in 1882, the topic is still very relevant today and shows how far (or not) we have come in 130 years!

Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd and son of Iolanthe, wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery, but Phyllis' guardian, the Lord Chancellor, and half the peers in the House of Lords are in love with her and are determined to prevent the marriage from taking place.

Strephon, however, has a secret: he is half a fairy and the Fairy Queen is a powerful enemy. Soon the Peers and the Fairies are at war…

Can the Fairies reform the peerage and fill it with ‘persons of intellect’? Will the peers preserve their ‘cherished rights’? And will Strephon and Phyllis be separated forever?

Thu 18 Sep 19:30
Fri 19 Sep 19:30
Sat 20 Sep 14:30
Sat 20 Sep 19:30
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A Night With The Light

An evening of music from stage and screen

York Light Opera Company

Sunday 28 September 2014

A wonderful evening of songs old and new.

Shows featured include: Barnum; Ragtime; Guys & Dolls; Miss Saigon and Fiddler on the Roof.

There will also be a World War One sing-a-long.

Sun 28 Sep 14:30
Sun 28 Sep 19:30