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.

An Evening With Gilbert & Sullivan 2022

Our “Gilbert & Sullivan” production for 2022 was actually written by our very own Jen Moss, featuring songs from all fourteen G&S operettas! You can find details of NODA’s report on the concert here.

The Mikado 2020

NODA Award

Our 2020 production of the Mikado won the NODA Councillors Performance Award for Production.

“This production was given a much welcome local twist, superb singing and characterisation by principals, fine staging, and magnificent orchestration a worthy winner – the award goes to St Andrews Operatic Society for The Mikado”.

Acting Musical Director

Sept 2015

Our thanks to Philip Hall, who has stepped in at short notice to serve as Musical Director for our forthcoming production of Princess Ida.

70th Anniversary

Sept 2015

St Andrew’s Operatic Society celebrated its 70th Anniversary on the 19th of September 2015 with a ceilidh and cake!

New President for St Andrew’s

Jan 2012

St Andrew’s OS welcomes our new President Rev Dick Bradshaw, the new minister at St Andrew’s church. We wish him well in his new role of Rector of St Andrew’s.

Couple find love at St Andrew’s

May 2011


A couple from St Andrew’s OS have double reason to celebrate this year. Both Nick Antcliff and Susan Urwin enjoyed success in the chorus during the society’s production of ‘Iolanthe’ in February of this year. Once the show finished it was into full preparations for the next reason to celebrate – their marriage on May 7th. The couple met when Susan joined St.Andrew’s OS ten years ago after previously being a member of South Shields AOS. Nick (who was already a St Andrew’s member) and Susan quickly became part of the same circle of friends and found lots of common interests such as wildlife, environment, food and wine and local theatre groups. As their friendship developed Nick proposed to Susan during a romantic holiday in Egypt last year in the shadow of the Sphinx on the last day of their trip. The couple are pictured together in costume during their society’s production of ‘Iolanthe.’ We wish them well for the future.