In 2008, the three Gilbert and Sullivan societies of Montreal, Montreal West Operatic Society, Lakeshore Light Opera, and the McGill Savoy Society, teamed up to present a joint concert for the first time. Savoy initiated this event, but all are very enthusiastic about getting the word out about Gilbert & Sullivan and the wonderful contributions they made to the world of comic operetta. The first concert was held January 18, 2008 at St. George’s Church in downtown Montreal and has become an annual tradition. Funds raised at the concert are divided equally among each society for contribution to their usual charity. In MWOS, profits raised go to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.