formerly Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society
Bournemouth GaSP – Gilbert & Sullivan, Grand Opera, Musical Theatre
We are Bournemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Productions, better known as Bournemouth GaSP. We are a friendly Bournemouth based award winning group, who enjoy performing shows from Gilbert & Sullivan. We are in the process of expanding to incorporate grand opera and modern musicals. We are extremely proud of our excellent reputation and produce major shows and concerts each year.
The spring concert will incorporate British and American musical theatre numbers and will include songs from My Fair Lady, Showboat, Les Miserables and Die Fledermaus as well as songs from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe.
Spring concert tickets are now on sale. Wednesday 10th April 2019 19:30 Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne Book Here Thursday 11th April 2019 19:30 Pelham’s Leisure Centre, Kinson, Bournemouth Book Here Friday 12th April 2019 19:30 Regent Centre, Christchurch Book Here
The rehearsal schedule for the spring concerts has now been added to the Members Area. Monday rehearsals will be with Bruce until Helen is free to take over. Wednesday rehearsals will all be with Helen. See the Rehearsals Page in the Members Area for full details.
We have recently re-launched as Bournemouth GaSP having formerly been known as Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society. As our name suggests we are based in Bournemouth, Dorset and perform at major venues across Dorset, including Lighthouse in Poole , the Regent Centre in Christchurch and the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown. There is something going on year round and we have regular social events too!
We have won best in category Accolade of Excellence awards from National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA) as well as winning several awards at The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festivals.
We are a charitable organisation and we support our community by giving generous donations to local charities which have included: Macmillan Caring Locally,The Dorset ME Support Group, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and New Forest and District Sailability.
Performing membership is open to anyone who passes an audition but we also welcome non-acting members to help behind the scenes with props, scenery construction and general administration. If you would like to be part of the fun, as a performer or helper then please click here to contact us.
More information about joining Bournemouth GaSP can be found by clicking here.
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Rehearsals are primarily held on Wednesday evenings (19:30 – 22:00) with additional rehearsals called during the run up to a show.
Rehearsals are held at the following venue.
Iford United Reformed Church Hall,