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FUNDRAISING

AS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO THE HIGHLANDS OPERA STUDIO ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED. PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING ONE OF OUR FUNDRAISING CONCERT EVENTS OR MAKING A GIFT THROUGH CANADA HELPS AS A WAY OF SUPPORTING OUR OPERATIC TRAINING PROGRAM

 

Opera is an art form that we both have devoted our lives to and one that we continue to support in every way we can. Seven years ago we decided to start a program in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands (2 1/2 hours north of Toronto) for very advanced emerging operatic artists in which we would concentrate not only on the goals of performance excellence, but also on networking and potential employment opportunities for young singers. We also felt that at this level, these young artists should no longer be expected to pay for a summer program, and, therefore, all Canadian artists attending the month-long intensive program are on full scholarship. This limited number of participants is chosen through a rigorous cross-Canada (and NYC) audition tour during which we listen to on average close to 200 applicants. Out of those we choose on average 15 highly qualified participants.

The community of the Haliburton Highlands and the extended areas of Muskoka, Kawartha Lakes, and Bancroft, have welcomed us into the region.  Since our inaugural year in 2007 we have focused on providing community interaction and audience education through pre-performance chats, run-out concerts, and ‘Random Acts of Opera’, short concerts in local venues. In 2011 we established the Highlands Opera Community School in which we offer voice lessons, masterclasses, the opportunity to observe the Opera Studio participants, and potential involvement in one or the other of our staged productions.

See you at the opera!

Valerie Kuinka
General Director

Richard Margison
Artistic Director

2016 SPONSORS & DONORS

THANK YOU

THE HIGHLANDS OPERA STUDIO WISHES TO SINCERELY THANK THE CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS WHO HAVE SO GENEROUSLY DONATED. YOUR COMMITMENT
AND VISION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

2016 DONORS*

DIAMOND
($10,000 to $24,999)

BMO Financial Group
Haliburton County
   Development Corporation
Ontario Arts Council
John & Thea Patterson

RUBY
($5,000 to $9,999)

Blake C Goldring
The Haliburton Highlander
Moses Znaimer &
   Marilyn Lightstone

SAPPHIRE
($1000 to $4,999)

Bill Gliddon
Heathbridge Capital
   Management Ltd.
Peter Hinman
Jim Love
Anne Martin
Opera Canada Magazine
Pearl Pianos
Peter Partridge
William Siegel &
   Margaret Swaine

 

 

 

EMERALD
($500 to $999)

Dominion Hotel
Brenda Eastmure
David Ferguson
Sylvain Houle
La Scena Musicale
Dawn Martens
John Mckellar
George Montgomery
Ouellette Family Foundation
Rhubarb Restaurant
Geraldine Thornton
Anne- Marie Trahan
Riki Turofsky
The Wholenote Magazine

PEARL
($250 to $499)

Hans & Johanna Herzog
Robert Richards

 

 

AMETHYST
(up to $249)

Sueda Akkor
Eva Baxter
Johanne Brannan
Margaret & Peter
   Brogden
Carol & Michael
   Browne
Margery Cartwright
Liz & Nick Case
Maureen Chandler
Joseph Chi &
   Catherine Robin
Hilda Clark
Ron & Nerina Clark
Doreen Cleverley
John & Rosalie Cowan
Nancy & Rodger
   Cummins
Michael Cusato
Kristine Dandavino
Ross Davies
Dentistry in the
   Highlands
Mauison Donald
Bill & Mary Forbes
Gwynneth Foster
Eleanor Hall
Isabelle Heaven
Johanna Herzog
Douglas J Gilpin
Darlene Haynes
Robert Heyes
Katherine Ireland
Gary Jarosz
Mary Jowett
Don Lintner
Janet MacKay
Eva S Mate Medicine      
   Professional
   Corporation
George McElroy
Mary Jane McMullen
Catherine Meades
Christine Miller &
   Peter Moore
Judy Neimann
Patricia O’Halloran
Christine & John
   Postlethwaite
Susan Spencer
Carol Stewart
Ilsemarie Tarte
Barbara Tose
R. Vanderburgh & Jane
Dorothy Walker
Kim & Wilma Warne
Paul Zalan

* As of July 27, 2016