‘Oh joy, oh rapture’ : the Oily Chart Opera Company reflects the enduring charm of Gilbert and Sullivan in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Page-Shipp, Roy J.
dc.contributor.author Joseph, Dawn
dc.contributor.author Van Niekerk, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-05T06:26:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description.abstract For over four decades ‘The Oily Chart Opera Company’ have annually produced and performed a Gilbert and Sullivan Savoy opera in Pretoria, South Africa. In this strictly amateur group, designed to allow busy people to participate over six to seven weeks, members undertake all the roles on stage as well as making costumes and stage sets. Unique to the group is a single music ‘coach and accompanist’ having served for 45 years and many of the current members having performed in all of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas more than once. Data was gathered in a survey forming part of a research project Spirituality and Well-being: Music in the community. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to code the data into four broad themes: Joining, Learning and Leadership, Benefits of Community Music, Connections to Well-being and Spiritual Connections. The findings show the typical benefits experienced by those who perform regularly in groups, although this group draws special joy from their strict focus on Gilbert and Sullivan's operas. They also understand the spiritual connection to their music in the familiar dual categories of religious and secular spirituality. This particular group of performers is keeping Savoy operas alive in modern-day sub-Saharan Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2019-02-07
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rcij20 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Roy Page-Shipp, Dawn Joseph & Caroline van Niekerk (2018) ‘Oh Joy, OhRapture’: The Oily Chart Opera Company reflects the enduring charm of Gilbert and Sullivan inSouth Africa, Creative Industries Journal, 11:2, 158-173, DOI: 10.1080/17510694.2018.1434360. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1751-0694 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1751-0708 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/17510694.2018.1434360
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/64142
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an electronic version of an article published in Creative Industries Journal, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 158-173, 2018. doi : 10.1080/17510694.2018.1434360. Creative Industries Journal is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rcij20. en_ZA
dc.subject Amateur musical theatre en_ZA
dc.subject Community en_ZA
dc.subject Gilbert and Sullivan productions en_ZA
dc.subject Social engagement en_ZA
dc.subject Spirituality en_ZA
dc.subject Well-being en_ZA
dc.title ‘Oh joy, oh rapture’ : the Oily Chart Opera Company reflects the enduring charm of Gilbert and Sullivan in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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