Oakville Opera Guild

Looking for like-minded opera enthusiasts in the Oakville area?

Indulge your love of opera and support the activities of the Canadian Opera Company by joining the Oakville Guild of the COC.

The Oakville Opera Guild holds monthly Tea with Opera meetings on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 P.M., at the Oakville Public Library Central Branch, located at 120 Navy Street; and on three Friday evenings a year (please contact for details on location). 
 
Each meeting concludes with tea and refreshments provided by our generous sponsor, Budds' BMW of Oakville.  

 
There is a $10 fee for each meeting, which goes towards our scholarship fund, to be awarded to a student attending the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, and supports our annual donation to the Canadian Opera Company.  Membership in the Guild ($25 per annum) is required in addition to the $10 fee for attendance at each meeting.  New members are welcome, and are invited to attend one introductory meeting prior to  joining.

 

BECOME A MEMBER


For information on becoming a member, or upcoming meetings, please email Oakville.Opera.Guild@outlook.com, call Joan at 905-827-5678 or Mo at 905-465-4013, or check us out on Facebook and Twitter.  We hope you will join us at one of our upcoming 2015/2016 events!

 

2015/2016 Season


  • Tuesday, September 15th, 1:30 P.M. - Annual General Meeting & "Two's Company, Three's a Crowd", featuring Ann Reynolds, Opera Guild member from our Stratford branch and noted guest speaker at musical events. 

  • Tuesday, October 13th, 1:30 P.M. - "Member's Choice", featuring Opera Guild members Tom Beese, Helen Scott & Nadine McLean. Come be surprised by our presenters choices! 

  • Friday, October 23rd, 8:00 P.M. - "Children & Opera: The Magic that happens when these two worlds collide", featuring Dawn Martens, Director of Children's Opera at Buchanan Park School, Hamilton.

  • Tuesday, November 17th, 1:30 P.M. - "Opera Gems on Film", featuring Dean Perry, musician and classic movie aficionado.

  • Tuesday, January 12th, 2016, 1:30 P.M. - John Holland (program to be announced at a later date)

  • Friday, January 29th, 2016, 8:00 P.M. - Iain Scott of 'Opera IS' (program to be announced at a later date)

  • Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, 1:30 P.M. - Don Gillies (program to be announced at a later date)

  • Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, 1:30 P.M. - Wayne Gooding (program to be announced at a later date)

  • Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, 1:30 P.M. - Joyce Sitarski (program to be announced at a later date)

  • Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, 1:30 P.M. - Voltr Ivonoffski (program to be announced at a later date)

  • Friday, May 27th, 2016, 8:00 P.M. - Our annual "O Canada" presentation (presenters to be announced at a later date)


  • Friday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. 'Die Walkiire: a preview of COC's production beginning Jan. 31, through
    February' by lain Scott, one of Canada's best-known and popular opera educators.
    Location: The Social Room, The Granary, 100 Lakeshore Rd. E.

  • Tuesday, February 10 at 1:30 p.m. 'From Medici Madness to Vanderbilt Vanity-The Ultimate Opera Tour' by Michael and Linda Hutcheon, professors at University of Toronto.
  • Friday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. 'Die Walkiire: a preview of COC's production beginning Jan. 31, through
    February' by lain Scott, one of Canada's best-known and popular opera educators.
    Location: The Social Room, The Granary, 100 Lakeshore Rd. E.

  • Tuesday, February 10 at 1:30 p.m. 'From Medici Madness to Vanderbilt Vanity-The Ultimate Opera Tour' by Michael and Linda Hutcheon, professors at University of Toronto.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Tuesday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. 'La Battaglia di Legnano - a historical insight into Verdi's Battle of Legnano' by Gabriele Erasmi, retired professor of Classics at McMaster University
  • Tuesday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. 'La Battaglia di Legnano - a historical insight into Verdi's Battle of Legnano' by Gabriele Erasmi, retired professor of Classics at McMaster University
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