Links Useful Links BAOS Online Shop Save money and raise funds for Basingstoke Amateur Operatic Society when you shop online. Find lots of great offers from 1,000 retailers such as Amazon, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Sainsburys, Debenhams, Hamleys and Sky. Anvil Arts Anvil Arts is the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire, and runs The Anvil, The Haymarket and The Forge in Basingstoke. Basingstoke Choral Society Basingstoke Choral Society was founded in 1890, as a small local choir. Now, with a membership of around 130, we are an ambitious amateur group aiming to perform high quality musical events, together with some of the country’s leading professionals. Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society (BATS) was formed in 1958 to perform family entertainment at the Haymarket Theatre, which at the time was seeing declining attendance. Initially all productions were managed internally with sets and costumes being made by its members to keep costs to a minimum. The Savoy Singers The Savoy Singers is a well-known amateur operatic society based in Camberley, Surrey. The Savoy Singers was formed in 1969 to promote the comic operettas of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (G&S). Winchester Operatic Society The Society has performed almost all of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan (many several times) and has extended its repertoire to include Operettas, Musicals and Grand Opera. Autumn Concerts and pantomimes have occasionally featured in the annual program.