opera in the arboretum

A project of the Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc.

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

Held on Saturday, 19th March under a glorious autumnal sky, a capacity audience was enthralled and captivated by the spectacular performances of this year's highly and internationally acclaimed Opera Australia stars.


"I can say this is the best venue I have ever sung in in Australia!"
Australia's premier Bass-Baritone, Teddy Tahu Rhodes - 19th March, 2016.


Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Clarissa Spata

James Egglestone

Angela Brewer


Finale 2016

Accompanied by pianist, Francis Greep
and the Central Coast Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Patrick Brennan

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The Beneficiaries of the Proceeds of Opera in the Arboretum 2016

In 2016 the major beneficiaries from Opera in the Arboretum will be Shelterbox Australia and PCYC Umina Beach.

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Shelterbox Australia have, since they began in 2000, responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need on almost every continent.

Every year, hundreds and thousands of communities, often with npo warning, lose their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods - every day, they are faced with a battle for survival.

Often ShelterBox is the first outside aid agency on the ground distributing desperately needed shelter and emergency aid to people whose lives have been destroyed.

What's in a Shelterbox?

Each box supplies an extended family with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.

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PCYC Umina Beach offer a range of fun, safe, social sport and recreational activities for all members of the community.

Activities include gymnastics, archery, dancing, boxing and fitness, music and movement for mums and bubs (or dads), self defence, venue hire and birthday parties.

PCYC is a leading youth development organisation and Umina Beach is very proud of the young people in their community who have been participating, volunteering and gaining valuable life / work experience and accreditations and opportunities to excel in soprts to give them as many opportunites as possible for their future.

PCYC is a charity organisation that relies on income raised from club activities, fundraising, donations and competing for grants to run each centre from Police programs to Club activities and operating expenses

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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


for their continued and much valued support.

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Central Coast Volkswagen

Proudly sponsored by

Central Coast Volkswagen
10 Laycock Street, GOSFORD NSW
Phone(02) 4320 0944

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What patrons have had to say about Opera 2016 ...

♦♦  "We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful weather, the surroundings and the excellent voices on the day. Congratulations to you and your team on another outstanding event. We will be back again next year!" Carolyn, Lane Cove.

♦♦  "HEY! HEY! - Thank you - and congratulations to all involved. A wonderful experience! John R., St.Ives. NSW "

♦♦  "Hearty congratulates to everyone at Woy Woy Rotary for a very enjoyable afternoon - Thank you!" Mavis B.

♦♦  "What an experience - what a great job by you Rotarians! Many thanks - this was our sixth time and will to be there again next year!" Brett and Gennie.

♦♦  "We absolutely loved the day, the venue, the singers and the amazing student orchestra, the organisation. It really was a special experience. So glad we came!!! " John, Samantha, Taran and Sian.


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