opera in the arboretum

A project of the Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc.

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Saturday 28th March, 2015

Cheryl Barker

José Carbó

Mezzo Soprano
Louise Callinan

Rosario La Spina

Accompanied by pianist, Jem Harding
and the
Central Coast Chamber Orchestra

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The Beneficiaries

Since 2006 Opera in the Arboretum has raised over $150,000 for a wide range of local charities and Rotary projects.

In 2015 the major beneficiaries from Opera in the Arboretum will be Coast Shelter and ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children).

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Coast Shelter provides accommodation and support services to homeless persons on the Central Coast. Coast Shelter consists of six refuges, a transitional accommodation program, a Brokerage Service and a Community Centre which provides free meals and practical assistance to help people avoid homelessness.

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ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) provides medical treatment for children from developing countries in the form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.

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

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


for their continued and much valued support.
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Central Coast Volkswagen
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Phone(02) 4320 0944

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What patrons have had to say about Opera 2014 ...

♦♦  "This was the fifth Arboretum we have been to - yes I am on the mailing list. We went with two friends from Sydney - one had been to the Arboretum two years ago and the other was a bit sceptical of our enthusiasm - she is a subscriber to Sydney Symphony as well. It was a totally great day. How fabulously lucky you/we were with the weather - yes we were worried as you were no doubt.

However, congratulations to your organising team - and a hearty thank you for your efforts. The whole afternoon ran smoothly - from the parking onwards. The concert itself was a total joy - and how lucky we were to hear José Carbó who was truly tremendous. yes the other singers were great too but José totally blew us away. The orchestra were outstanding as well - I don't know if it is the change of director or change of students but we two 5-timers commented on their standard this year.

Our two friends were totally sold on the whole day. Including the sceptic. None of us could stop commenting on the half hour trip home on how great a day we had.

Thank you again - and congratulations again. David Adams Koolewong NSW "

♦♦  "I attended my first Pearl Beach Opera at the Arboretum on Saturday and just wanted to congratulate you on a very enjoyable afternoon - well organised, excellent singers (whose voices were well suited to one another), great venue, well-behaved audience, and even perfect weather. Well done, and see you next year." I.H.

♦♦  "What a thoroughly enjoyable experience was our first Opera in the Arboretum last weekend! A highlight of our weekend Gang Gathering (the Gang consisting of 5 school friends from the 1960's, and their loved ones!)

We enjoyed it so much we returned to walk in the Arboretum the next day, and had photos taken re-enacting (minus the splendid music and voices...) some of the highlights!

You did a great job organising, and the performances were excellent. Many many thanks! Hopefully we can get there another year." Julia G.


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