BAND CONCERTS A GREAT SUCCESS

The two Operetta Meets Brass! concerts featuring Kasjog and The Egham Band which took place on Friday and Saturday, 8th and 9th September, were a resounding success.

Friday’s concert at Manorcroft Primary School in Egham allowed the 33-strong singers from Kasjog plenty of room on stage for changing position and dancing (the can-can from Orpheus, enhanced by the manly presence of James, Mark and Lloyd, received enthusiastic whoops from the audience!).  The band, positioned in front of the stage, was able to accompany the singers sympathetically and received a huge round of applause for their overture to The Magic Flute.

Saturday’s concert at St Mary of Bethany church in Woking was a sell out, as predicted.  Here the band held their own surrounded by audience members on three sides while the singers moved across a shallow graded stage.  Well into their stride after Friday’s performance, the soloists gave their all in excerpts from The Magic Flute, Iolanthe, Patience, The Merry Widow, The Gondoliers, The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance.  The band were momentarily silenced as the cast performed the rousing Hail Poetry unaccompanied.

A huge pat on the back for all concerned in mounting this event!

TRIAL BY JURY and HMS PINAFORE!

2018 IS KASJOG’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY!

We have been entertaining audiences in Woking since we began as an Adult Education class in 1968 at The Winston Churchill School and so we thought it only fitting that our 50th anniversary show in 2018 ought to feature the group’s first production, Trial By Jury. As it is a short opera (about 40 minutes) it is commonly performed in conjunction with another Gilbert & Sullivan work, so we decided on Pinafore which we last performed on its own in 2010.

For further updates please go to our special anniversary page.

MIKADO RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS!

black-mikado-a4Kasjog have just completed a successful run of their latest show, The Mikado, which has been extremely well received by audiences who have described it as one of the best they’ve seen from Kasjog, and also compared to other similar productions.  One enthusiast even kindly commented that it was good enough for the West End stage!