Lovers of light opera were delighted again in October 2006 when “The West Yorkshire Savoyards”, for many years favourites at the Waterford Festival of Light Opera, made a welcome return to Ballymena following their highly acclaimed performance as part of the 2005 Ballymena Arts festival.
This time they presented Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer”, which was staged in full costume with orchestral support.
Mr Alan Holdsworth, the group’s leader said,“ We had a really successful visit to Northern Ireland and we look forward to coming back again. On this occasion we had about 30 of our members with us fully costumed and supported by a small orchestra. We really enjoyed sharing the music and fun for which Gilbert and Sullivan were renowned”