Events

The Opera & Arts Support Group will be presenting an innovative and varied programme of events for your enjoyment throughout the year. We continually aim to offer you interesting functions with established artists, together with many of our emerging young artists who we have assisted with your generous support.


Join us for a Celebration of Opera on 20th October


The William Wilkins Gallery
Level 7, 35 Bridge Street, Sydney Friday 20 October 2017 – 6.30pm for 7.00pm

We invite you and your friends to join the Opera & Arts Support Group as we bid a fond farewell to our long association with presenting memorable events at the elegant William Wilkins Gallery for a last hurrah at this special venue before the redevelopment of the historic sandstone Department of Education building into a Hotel.

Presenting a dazzling showcase of opera and music theatre with an ensemble of exceptional singers under the musical direction of Bradley Gilchrist. Principal artist with Opera Australia, Luke Gabbedy, will also compere the evening.

The performers are:

MICHAEL BUTCHARD – Tenor
CHRISTOPHER CURCURUTO – Bass Baritone
LUKE GABBEDY – Baritone
STEPHANIE GIBSON – Soprano
JANG HEE HAN – Baritone
JESSICA HARPER – Soprano
TESSA HAYWARD – Soprano
NYSSA MILLIGAN – Mezzo Soprano
MATTHEW REARDON – Tenor
BRADLEY GILCHRIST – Musical Director & Accompanist

Entrée : $95.00 including savouries and a selection of fine wines on arrival and supper with the artists.

Cast correct at time of publication. A list of guests will be held at the door. We regret that we are unable to offer refunds.

Download the Booking Form here and the Raffle Application Form here

Fantastic Raffle prizes during the O&ASG Opera Celebration
To be drawn at the William Wilkins Gallery on Friday 20 October 2017


Two A Reserve tickets to a performance during Opera Australia’s 2018 Sydney Summer Season.
Valid for performances on Monday-Friday for the 2018 Sydney Summer Season; excludes opening nights and matinees, New Year’s Eve Gala and Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour events.
Donated by Opera Australia • opera.org.au • 02 9318 8200 Value : $515.00

Two A Reserve tickets to opening night of Pinchgut Opera’s presentation of Handel’s Athalia.
City Recital Hall, Angel Place • Thursday 21 June 2018 7.00pm
Donated by Pinchgut Opera • pinchgutopera.com.au • 02 9318 8344 Value : $314.00

Four tickets to the 2018 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Final.
The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood (date to be advised).
Donated by Sydney Eisteddfod • sydneyeisteddfod.com.au • 02 9261 8366 Value : $160.00

Two tickets to any performance 2017/2018 Ensemble Theatre Season.
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli.
Donated by Ensemble Theatre • ensembletheatre.com.au • 02 9929 0644 Value : $150.00

Raffle Ticket prices 3 for $5.00 or 7 for $10.00 or 15 for $20.00

Raffle ticket application form available here


2017 Vocal Scholarship Final - Friday 21 July

Opera and Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship Final - Friday 21 July 2017


St. Columba Uniting Church, Cnr Ocean & Forth Streets, Woollahra (Map here)
Friday 21 July 2017 – 7.00pm for 7.30pm

The Opera & Arts Support Group presents a major event in the Sydney Eisteddfod providing your opportunity to hear six talented young singers vying for the $10,000 first prize.

The six finalists competing for $17,000 in prize money for our adjudicators, Michael Lewis OAM and Nicole Youl to make the final decision.

1st Opera & Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship $10,000.
2nd Paul Worthington OAM Encouragement Award $5,000.
Remaining four finalists $250 each.
Plus an Audience Vote for the Graham Matheson Award $1,000.

The 2017 Finalists are:

Finalist ~ Tessa Hayward (Ultimo)
Finalist ~  Michelle Ryan (Harwood)
Finalist ~  Jessica Harper (Newtown)
Finalist ~  Anna Stephens (Kenmore Hills, QLD)
Finalist ~ Jessie Wilson (Denistone East)
Finalist ~  Bronwyn Douglass (Voyager Point)
Reserve Finalist 1 ~  Jared Lillehagen (North Curl Curl)
Reserve Finalist 2 ~  Imogen-Faith Malfitano (Wollongong)

Entrée : $45.00 including savouries and drinks on arrival and supper with the finalists.

Download the Booking Form here and the Raffle Application Form here

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Opera Bus Trip: Garden & Morning Tea at Savannah - Lunch with Opera at Allegro

house1The Opera & Arts Support Group in conjunction with the District Garden Clubs have pleasure in inviting you and your friends to join us for a day coach trip to Middle Dural and Kenthurst in Sydney’s beautiful Hills District.
8.30am Board our luxury coach in Eddy Avenue, Central Railway (Bay number to be advised).
9.00am Pick up Railway Street, Chatswood at bus interchange Chatswood Station.
9.45am Arrive at Savannah, 51 Mid Dural Road, Middle Dural.
Savannah at Middle Dural is a mature acreage garden established by the owners over thirty-five years. The
Palladian style homestead is surrounded by specimen trees enhanced by themed gardens, statuary and water gardens.
house1aThe Garden Tour will commence at 10.00am with drinks, canapés and morning tea at Savannah, kindly hosted by Hugh Crompton and Richard Howard.
11.30am Board the coach to arrive at Allegro, 1 Porters Road, Kenthurst at 12.00 noon where champagne will be served on the terrace.
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allegro3Allegro a stunning and luxurious Mediterranean style villa nestled in the picturesque Dural region of the Hills District is set amongst the towering gum trees of O’Hara’s Creek. Allegro is noted for its delicious food and impeccable service.
A two course luncheon (main and dessert) with accompanying wines will be served at your table.
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Musical presentation arranged by the internationally renowned Sharolyn Kimmorley AM at the grand piano with singers especially selected by Sharolyn will entertain performing opera and operetta favourites.
The return journey is scheduled to arrive at Chatswood by 4.45pm and Eddy Avenue by 5.30pm.
For guests who wish to drive parking will be available at the venues.
Cost $85.00 per person all inclusive.
Please advise if you require vegetarian. A list of guest will be held at the door. We regret that we are unable to offer refunds.

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Or contact Paul Worthington OAM on (02) 9386 5305 (B) (02) 8021 9217 (H) Mobile 0413 326 562
Email : worthington3@optusnet.com.au oasg@bigpond.net.au