The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Edinburgh was founded in 1924 to foster the love and appreciation of the works of W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. The Society meets monthly between October and May for recitals, talks and other events. Performing members meet weekly during the winter to rehearse the annual production. During the year, performing members also provide concerts for many organisations and groups throughout Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond. For the past few years, the Society has been invited by Seafarers UK Scotland to sing at its annual concert in the Usher Hall with the Band of H.M. Royal Marines Scotland. The Society has been raising funds for charity since 1946 and in the past few years has helped the Sick Kids Appeal, Music and the Deaf, Sir Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children, the Council for Music in Hospitals and Marie Curie Cancer Care.