Annual Boar's Head Feasts Set for Dec. 16 & 18; Madrigals Also Sing at High Museum, Dec. 13
Although space is limited, there are still a few seats available at Petite Auberge in Toco Hills to hear Capitol City's Madrigal Singers perform during the annual Boar's Head Feasts on either Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, or Thursday evening, Dec. 18.
Contact the Petite Auberge at 404-634-6268 for for pricing and to make reservations.
In addition to the two Boar's Head performances, the Madrigals will also perform in the gallery space at the High Museum on Saturday, Dec.13, at 3 p.m. This performance is in conjunction with the exhibition "Make a Joyful Noise": Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral.
For more information contact the High at 404-733-4444 or visit www.high.org.
During the Boar's Head Feast the Madrigals, who are now in their 20th year of operation, will sing traditional holiday music including "Silent Night" and "Mary Had A Baby". Also featured will be several special arrangements by the director, Ward Gailey. The program will also feature the well-known "Boar's Head Carol" to herald the entrance of the Boar's Head, "The Flaming Pudding Carol", and "The Wassail Song."
True to their name and to further commemorate their 20th year, the group will sing several madrigals - - music composed in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Renaissance costumes worn by the group will highlight the pageantry.
The Boar's Head is rooted in ancient times when the boar was sovereign of the forest and hunted as a public enemy. At Roman feasts, boar was the first dish served and like our Thanksgiving turkey, roasted boar was a staple of medieval banquets.
The Festival we know today originated at Queen's College, Oxford, England in 1340. By the 17th century, the Boar's Head Festival had grown to include lords, ladies, knights, historical characters, cooks, hunters and pages. Capitol City's Petite Auberge 'Feast' will be an evening filled with singing, toasting, and hilarious dialogue. The audience will leave with their hearts uplifted, having truly experienced the Christmas Season.
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Capitol City Raises More Than
$4 K During Georgia Gives Day
Capitol City Opera joined more than 2,000 Georgia nonprofit organizations that participated in Georgia Gives Day on Thursday, Nov. 13.
During the campaign Georgians were asked to visit the Georgia Gives day website, www.GAgivesday.org, and donate to the nonprofits that mean the most to them.
Fifty-eight donors contributed $3,305.00 to Capitol City Opera through the campaign. The Company also received an additional $1,000 from an anonymous donor who matched the first $1,000 raised by the Company during the campaign.
Although Georgia Gives Day was a one day event, the Georgia Gives website is open for donations year round so Capitol City Opera may continue to receive funds donated through the site.
To make a donation to CCOC through the Georgia Gives Day program visit https://gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/ccityopera.
In addition to the Georgia Gives Day participation, CCOC has also established a relationship with Amazon through their "Amazon Smile" program. A portion of an individual’s purchases on www.smile.amazon.com can be donated automatically to CCOC to support our programs, at no additional cost to you. Just enter "Capitol City Opera Company" when asked to do so during the ordering process.
Support Capitol City Opera
Planning your 2013 giving? Please consider Capitol City Opera! As a 501(c)3 organization, your donation is fully tax deductible and can support our ongoing efforts to bring opera programs to enthusiasts, potential artists and patrons of all ages! Your donation will be acknowledged with a receipt letter for tax purposes. You can donate online via our Pay Pal account, by telephone or by sending us a check at the address below. We appreciate your support!
Capitol City Opera Company, Inc.
1266 West Paces Ferry Road NW #451
Atlanta, GA 30327-2306
Bringing Opera to Audiences of All Ages
Whether it's through our monthly Dinner and a Diva series, our educational programs, or one of our stage productions, we make opera accessible to all sorts of audiences. Join us for an event soon. You'll be glad you did!
Capitol City Opera thanks its public and corporate supporters.
Special thanks to our partner Oglethorpe University.
Please also visit our Season Sponsors page to see a list of generous individuals and families that support Capitol City Opera.
2015 Dinner and a Diva
Performance Dates Programs Scheduled
While some of the details
still need to be worked through, Dinner and a Diva enthusiasts can start marking up their personal planning calendars for 2015.
Petite Auberge in Toco Hills will continue hosting performances on the third Tuesday of each month.
Zola Italian Bistro in Milton will host on the third Thursday of each month.
Performance dates at Sugo
in Johns Creek are still
Dinner and a Diva is a great way to learn about opera, interspersed with wonderful courses of food and wine.
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Capitol City Opera
Has 25+ Year Record
of Introducing Opera
to Young People
For more than 25 years,
CCOC has been introducing opera to school students throughout the Southeast.
Keeping true to its mission
of making opera accessible
to everyone, this season
the Company will present
three 45-minute shows.
This year's family friendly productions include:
A Seussome Twosome,
Hansel and Gretel, and
Sid the Serpent
Who Wanted to Sing.
Each show addresses different life and social skills,
presenting complex ideas
such as self-esteem, teamwork, honesty - - even scientific theory - - in a fresh, new and different way.
Contact education coordinator Courtney Loner via email at email@example.com
for more information or to book one of these three programs.
Dido and Aeneas
Cosi fan tutte
The Secret Agent