Hats Off to Gilbert & Sullivan

At Townsville Civic Theatre on 26th October 2013 at 7:30pm

Featuring Soloists and Choirs from Townsville Choral Society and North Queensland Opera and Music Theatre Company.
Narrator : Bernie Lanigan


Featuring our guest conductor Richard McIntyre OAM

Richard McIntyre, OAM, BMus (University of Sydney) has maintained a long and distinguished career as bassoonist, music educator, conductor and arranger. A Composition graduate from Sydney University, he was appointed Associate Principal Bassoon with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as a 20-year-old in 1968, moving to The Canberra School of Music as a foundation member of the Canberra Wind Soloists in 1978. With this renowned quintet, he recorded and toured internationally during a 30-year period, and gave it a unique repertoire with his virtuoso arrangements of large-scale orchestral works. He was for many years Principal Bassoon with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and appeared on many occasions as guest Principal Bassoon with most of the Symphony Australia Orchestras - also as concerto soloist, and independently as a recitalist.
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Music Programme



O Better Far to Live and Die
O, is there not One Maiden Breast Poor Wand’ring One
Hold Monsters
I am the very Model of a Modern Major-General When the Foeman Bares His Steel
When a Felon’s Not Engaged Poor Wande’ring One


Overture excerpt
If You want to know Who We Are/ A Wand’ring Minstrel Young Man Despair
As Some Day it May Happen Three Little Maids
The Sun Whose Rays
A More Humane Mikado
The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Alone, and Yet Alive … Hearts Do Not Break Willow, tit-willow
There is Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast For He’s Gone and married Yum Yum


Excerpt from “Dance a Cachucha” We’re Called Gondelieri
From the Sunny Spanish Shore In Enterprise of Martial Kind
I Stole the Prince
Then One of Us Will be Queen Then Away They Go
Of Happiness the Very Pith Rising Early in the Morning Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes Dance a Cachucha
Luiz! … Casilda! … Is this Indeed the King? OR When Others Claimed Thy Dainty Hand