About us

The Society


We are a long-standing Society, adopting a professional but friendly approach to our music.

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Gilbert & Sullivan


Every February we stage a G&S production, in costume and with full orchestra.

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Each summer we stage concerts of varied material and in several different locations.

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Latest News

80th Anniversary Celebrations

The Society was founded in 1945 (probably in the September) with the first Show being produced on January 2nd 1946. This was H.M.S. Pinafore and it ran for four nights but we have no further information as to the success of that first Show. (Was it in place of a pantomime?)

We are hoping to have a series of events to mark the occasion: an Afternoon Tea Party, a ceilidh, a celebration meal and perhaps some memorabilia are some of the suggestions.

2023 Best Concert Award

We are pleased to announce that the National Operatic and Dramatic Association presented St Andrew’s Operatic Society with the 2023 Best Concert Award (East and South Durham District) for our Christmas Concert in December 2022. The presentation took place in Gosforth on Saturday, 7th October 2023.