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"The Gondoliers" at the Joseph Rowntree

Help the Gilbert and Sullivan society perform at the JoRo for the first time!

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This project received pledges on Fri 10 Mar 2017

Who are we?

Gilbert and Sullivan (G&S) is a well loved and well known genre in opera, and the University of York G&S society is passionate about showing off the great and, sadly sometimes under-appreciated, operas, showcasing the funny stories, grand music and light hearted fun that G&S brings to the stage. The society was formed in 1972, and on top of many on-campus successes, our past 3 shows have also appeared at the International G&S Festival in Harrogate, achieving 4 awards and 7 nominations to date.With your help, we can continue this success, so please do consider supporting us today!

What's the fundraising for?

This year, the G&S Society is excited to announce that we will be taking our main production of the year, The Gondoliers, to an off-campus venue: The Joseph Rowntree Theatre ( https://www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk/ ). Gilbert and Sullivan operettas are very popular in York and routinely performed by other performing groups to large audiences. We feel that we have much to add to this community of performers and audiences and look forward to becoming more well known outside of the University.

However, associated with this off campus venue are increased costs; both in terms of hire and of transport of cast and set to the venue during our show week. We are therefore falling on your generosity to keep G&S popular on and off campus and enable us to keep putting on shows!

Meet The Gondoliers Team!

Artistic Directors: STEFAN GRANT and ELLEN RHIANNON GARBUTT.

Musical Director: TOBY RANDALL-PALEY

Producer: JAKE ADAMS

Technical Directors: CHARLOTTE GOWER, ANNABEL GIPP and PIERRE-ALAIN VAN GRIETHUYSEN

A dynamic mix of new and old members of the society, comprising 4 undergraduates, 1 postgraduate and 2 alumni from a range of disciplines, the production team has a wealth of experience of singing, playing and directing a whole host of different shows. However this is their first go at putting together a Gilbert & Sullivan show and they couldn't be more thrilled! They've had a blast and are very proud of their cast, orchestra and construction efforts! They hope you can support the show and would love to see you in the audience!

What will your funds be spent on?

Our usual hiring costs for Central Hall average at £1500 per show and the cost of the theatre will come to just over £2200. Our minimum target of £400 will allow us to alleviate this price difference, along with other sources of fundraising throughout the year. If we hit £700, that will cover our extra hiring costs completely and £800 will allow us to also cover van transport of set and equipment to and from the venue. Any additional money will go towards our Harrogate production of the show.

Show Budget:

Venue Hire:                           £2265

Van and Transport Hire:        £145

Costumes:                             £650

Set and Stage:                      £1000

Props and Make-up:              £50

Orchestral Music Hire:           £280

Publicity:                                £300

TOTAL: £4590

Leading up to the show...

We hope that this has got you excited and we would love for you to sponsor us for as little as £1, but if you feel unable to, please help us out by sharing this with people who may be interested. However the very best thing you can do for us is to come and see us perform! Our tickets are on sale on the Joseph Rowntree website:

https://www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk/events/#eventid_915

Thursday 23rd - Saturday 25th February at 19:30 with an additional 14:30 matinee on the Saturday.

Please follow us on social media, as we will be posting regular updates about our rehearsal progress, witty anecdotes and other fundraising events that we will be involved in.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UniYorkGandS/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UniYorkGandS

Instagram: https://instagram.com/UniYorkGandS

Website: https://uniyorkgands.co.uk

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Pledge £1 or more

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£5: A special mention on our social media for your kind donation!

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£10: Free copy of our programme and flyer signed by the cast and a special mention on social media

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£20: Free copy of our programme and flyer signed by the cast and a special mention in our programme. Please note that our final programme design must be sent out on the 14th February. Any donation after the 13th will sadly not feature in this show's programme, but will be mentioned in next year's programme.

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£30: All the rewards mentioned above, plus a free DVD recording of the show, with free P&P. Please note that this DVD will arrive a few months after the show.

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Pledge £50 or more

Two complimentary tickets to a performance of your choice, free signed programme, flyer and G&S badge and a priority listing in the programme for your generous donation! Please note that the ticket offer does not include travel or accommodation.

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Pledge £75 or more

Three complimentary tickets to a show of your choice, priority mention in the programme, free signed programme, flyer, badge and a DVD of the show with free P&P. Please note that the ticket offer does not include travel and accommodation and that the DVD will arrive a few months after the show.

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Pledge £100 or more

For this incredibly generous donation, you will receive all the rewards mentioned above including three complimentary tickets to a performance of your choice and a personalised G&S song with amended lyrics that we will record a video of and send to you! Please note that this DVD will arrive a few months after the show and that we may need to contact you for additional information for the video!

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Pledge £250 or more

The first person to donate this amount will have an award named after them: 'The XXXX Charitable Award' which will then be presented to one member of the society each year who has shown great dedication and improvement to the society above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you for your amazing generosity!

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