The Opera Club of The Villages encourages all lovers of good music who are residents of The Villages to attend our regular monthly meetings and the special performances scheduled. You do not have to sing or know all about opera - a love of good music is our only requirement. Members as well as visitors are welcome.
The main mission of the Opera Club is to collect donations from members and friends, or from special fund raising events, to fund the Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarships, which are awarded to graduating high school seniors from Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties, who are planning to pursue music education in college.
If you would like to make a contribution toward our Scholarship Fund, a remittance form is attached here.
In the past two years we have awarded $60,000 to deserving students.
In addition to checking the Recreation News of The Villages "Daily Sun," you may receive advance notice of upcoming events, as well as news about the club by signing up for email. To get on our mailing list or to change an exisiting email address, please contact Roy Ullrich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because we have outgrown the room in which our meetings have taken place for the past several years, we have switched to the Lincoln Theater of the Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Beginning in February 2014, we have held out meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The exceptions were November and December 2014, when Thanksgiving and Christmas fell on the fourth Thursday and alternate arrangements had to be made.
In addition to the remaining meetings of the 2014-15 season, which are scheduled for Thursday, April 23 and Thursday, May 28, 2015, meeting dates for the 2015-16 season beginning in the Fall are presently scheduled to be held on September 24th and October 22nd. However, Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday in November and the fourth Thursday in December is Christmas Eve. Alternate arrangements will therefore have to be planned.
Coming Attraction -
It's a long way off, but . . . put the date on your calendar! For the first time ever
3 Tenors plus One
will be held at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 5, 2016
Details to be announced later.