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!
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).
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.
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!