About the Society

Meeting Information

All regular meetings take
place at 7:30 p.m. at
Nex Gen Studios
519 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
(Between 35th & 36th Streets)
New York City

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The Jay Newman Lectures

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Society Officers

Dan Kravetz
President & Editor
of The Palace Peeper

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Frances Yasprica
Corresponding Secretary
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Philip Sternenberg
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The Gilbert & Sullivan Society
London, England

News from the Society


We are resuming in-person meetings for the first time since February 2020—join us!

Note our new location: Next Gen Studios, 519 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor

Monday, October 25
Thursday, November 18
Monday, December 13
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Saturday, February 19
Saturday, March 19
Monday, April 18
Saturday, May 14
Saturday, June 18

Upcoming Program

The Yeomen of the Guard, Concert by Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan

Monday, December 13, at 7:30 PM

Members of the Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company of New Jersey pay a visit to the G&S Society of New York to perform highlights from their recent production of The Yeomen of the Guard.

Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, Nex Gen Studios requires everyone to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination, with an appropriate ID matching the name on their documentation. Proof of vaccination may include NYC COVID Safe App. Android | iOS, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record or an official vaccination record from outside NYC or the U.S. Proof of vaccination will be checked by a member of the front desk staff before entry into the Studios.

Face coverings must be worn and social distancing will be required for all persons moving through the studio's hallways and common areas. The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of New York requires face coverings for everyone inside our meeting space, except for performers, who may decide whether or not to wear face coverings, and who will be performing some distance away from the audience. The Society will not be responsible for Nex Gen Studios' decision to deny anyone admission to their facility.

Admission to the concert is free. All are encouraged to become members of the Society. Basic dues are $40/year.

In Memoriam

• Jesse Shereff, one of the most prominent and influential members of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of New York, died suddenly on January 2, 2020 at the age of 79. A Society member since 1966, Jess served as President from 1975 to 1978, was Editor of The Palace Peeper for several years in the 1980s and, most recently, held the title of Celestial Drudge. Read our full tribute to Jess.

• In October 2018, our dear friend Andrea Stryker-Rodda passed away. Andi volunteered to play the piano at hundreds of our meetings since the early 1980s and was similarly generous to other Gilbert and Sullivan groups and gatherings over the years. We will miss her deeply.

Palace Peeper Archive

You can access our Palace Peeper newsletter issues from previous years back to 1937! Click here to visit the archive.

Society Performances

Meetings of The G&S Society of New York feature some of the city's finest performances of favorites and lesser-known gems from the canon of Gilbert & Sullivan.

Enjoy some of these past recordings for a taste of what you can find at our ten concert meetings each season.

"Fair Moon to Thee I Sing" (H.M.S. Pinafore), Richard Holmes

"Sorry Her Lot" (H.M.S. Pinafore), Alexis Cregger

"Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast" (The Pirates of Penzance), Matt Hughes

"Poor Wand'ring One" (The Pirates of Penzance), Alexis Cregger

"Whom Thou Hast Chained Must Wear His Chain" (Princess Ida), Cameron Smith

"Oh Foolish Fay" (Iolanthe), Hanne Dollase

"The Nightmare Song" (Iolanthe), Samuel Silvers

"As Some Day It May Happen" (The Mikado), David Cantor