Welcome to the «The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Basel»


Enjoy traditional British music, make new friends, join in a workshop, relax and have fun, savour fine food and wines, receive our quarterly newsletter, listen to a concert or talk and perform in a concert.

About usDonate & support us

News "Stop Press!"

Update coming soon...


For the time being we do not have anything to report… but please come back and we will keep you posted.


About us



The aim of our Society is to promote enjoyment of the music and humour of Gilbert and Sullivan, in the Dreilaendereck region around Basel. The Gilbert and Sullivan Society is a friendly international group. Join us and discover the traditional music and humour of Gilbert and Sullivan!
We organize musical events for everyone; singers and non-singers, young and old. We offer quality events led by professional musicians for your enjoyment.

The G&S Society aims to introduce you to this wonderful music, and is primarily a social group, and not a choir. No singing or musical ability is required, and participation in musical events is voluntary!

Video GalleryPhoto Gallery




The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Basel is keen to build up and develop its growing pool of singers of all ages and nationalities. Long-term residents of the region form the mainstay of our chorus and group of soloists, but we are equally happy to swell our numbers with keen singers who are here for a limited time. Rehearsals are scheduled in short concentrated blocks as needed for each musical project (i.e. no long-term commitment to weekly rehearsals is required).

InformationContact Chorus




You enjoy the work of Gilbert & Sullivan and you would like to join us?

The purpose of the Society is to promote the works of Gilbert & Sullivan by organising relevant events. The Society is not a choir and we don’t ask our members to sing – unless they want to!

Please check out all information on our Membership.

Become a memberConctact us

Gilbert & Sullivan



WS Gilbert (1836-1911, librettist) and Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900, composer) were a world-famous composer-librettist duo of the British Victorian era whose memorable melodies and hilarious texts and character portrayals make their highly entertaining comic operas as relevant and enjoyable today as when they were first created.

Sullivan’s music could be compared with classical Italian music (Rossini, Donizetti) and Gilbert’s witty and timeless texts with the comedies of Shakespeare. However, you could also think of Sullivan as the British answer to Mozart, and Gilbert as the forefather of Monty Python!

Check Wikipedia




You want to join our society but you still have some questions or any other general inquiries? Please feel free to contact us via email or use our contact form.


We are looking forward hearing from you…

Email usContact form