opera in the arboretum

A project of the
Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc.

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The 13th Opera in the Arboretum

will be held on Saturday, 24th March 2018

Presenting Soprano, Greta Bradman
Greta Bradman

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Opera in the Arboretum 2017
2017 Artisits -
(l-r) Andrew Jones, Michaele Archer, Patrict Brennan, Sally Maer, Sally-Anne Russell and David Hobson.

The event was acclaimed by most patrons as one of the Best Ever !

Held on Saturday, 25th March under a threatening sky following weeks of rain the afternoon remain dry. A capacity audience was enthralled and captivated by the spectacular performances of this year's highly and internationally acclaimed Opera Australia stars.

Our virtuoso performers, Sally-Anne Russell, David Hobson, Andrew Jones and Michaele Archer were excellent in delivering a varied and interesting program.
They were ably supported by the Central Coast Chamber Orchestra conducted by Patrick Brennan with piano accompaniment by Francis Greep.
Speciality performances by Robbie Szafranek on the bagpipes and Sally Maer on the cello completed the entertainment.
MC's were Augusta Miller and event co-ordinator, Rotarian John Greenway.

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The Beneficiaries of the Proceeds of Opera in the Arboretum 2017

In 2017 the Opera in the Arboretum major beneficiaries are The Rotary Foundation, Regional Youth Support Services and Australian Rotary Health.

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The Rotary Foundation enables Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

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Regional Youth Support Services (RYSS) provides opportunities for young people on the Central Coast to be better equipped to meet life challenges. They provide a point of access on the Central Coast for high quality services, resources and facilities specifically tailored to young people aged 12 25 years.

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Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. They also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students.

Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.

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Donations will also be made to Rotary Charities and other needy organizations.


Our sincere thanks go to our many sponsors and especially to our


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What patrons have had to say about Opera 2017 ...

♦♦  "We thoroughly enjoyed the cool weather, the surroundings and the excellent voices on the day. Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Woy Woy and your team on yet another outstanding event. We will be back again next year!" Barbara, Tascot. NSW

♦♦  "To all the Rotary and Opera in the Arboretum team, What a triumph! Once again you organised a fabulous afternoon, and the enthusiasm and energy of the soloists and orchestra created such an up draught of heat that the rain stayed away. We look forward to next years event." Gordon and Helen H.

♦♦  "Thank you - and well done to all involved. Joined my Aussie friends and I had wonderful experience!" Frances L., Rothesay Bay. Auckland. New Zealand.

♦♦  "Hearty congratulates to everyone at Woy Woy Rotary for a very enjoyable afternoon - Thank you!" Shirley T. Epping. NSW

♦♦  "WOW - What an even - what a great job again this year by you Rotarians! Many thanks. We'll be there again next year!" Bobby and Glenn. Umina Beach. NSW

♦♦  "We had a fantastic the day; the venue, the singers and the kids of the Central Coast orchestra were superb. For our family it really was a special experience. Come on 2018 so we can do it all again!!! " Max, Judy, Josh and Simon.


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