In a world filled with good causes, humanitarian needs, and worthy institutions, deciding on supporting one agency or cause over the other or one in addition to others can be a difficult decision. When asked to write why my husband Mike and I chose to support the Newberry Opera House, it has caused me to reflect about that financial commitment. My first inclination is the response that it is the right thing to do for our community…for our county….and for the arts; but that, as I reflect upon it, is really not the heart of the matter. Certainly there are the key rationales which are more tangible and measurable such as the Newberry Opera House being an economic engine for growth, its cultural and educational value, its preservation and on-going use of a beautiful old Victorian building, and its impact on the sustained revitalization of Newberry. Yet, there is the intangible basis for donating to the Newberry Opera House that falls into the category in which numbers cannot be applied or measured with pie charts or graphs. It is that realm beyond assessment that is neatly fit into budgets and operating expenses.
The Social Media Photo contest was a resounding success during Oktoberfest. Thank you for all your participation! We wanted to see our beautiful town and building through your eyes, and we did! We needed a couple days to jury the entries because they were so great, and there were many contenders for the same award, so we decided to award 2 bonus prizes! We saw great things from you during your visit to Newberry and the Opera House, so look forward to seeing your photos in our publicity in the near future! As always make sure to Like, Comment, Share, and Tag us in your photos! We love to see them!
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The well known rock band from the late 70s early 80s, Ambrosia, will be making an appearance on the Newberry Opera House stage performing their classic hits like “Biggest Part of me”, “Only Woman in the World” and “How Much I Feel” and many more. The show will begin on Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are on sale now; you can purchase them here or by calling the Box Office 803-276-6264.
“The band brings its multicultural generational up beat feel to the stage, it’s easy to get overload in today’s news oriented world, this is a wonderful escape” said Molly Fortune, Executive Director of Newberry Opera House. Fortune, also hopes for this show to be a sell out.
When you think of some of greatest Tenor voices in history Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jonas Kaugfmann come to mind. These names invoke the bright full timbre that is strong enough to be heard over an orchestra. Experience the magic in person as The Sicilian Tenors take the Newberry Opera House stage on Saturday, September 23, 2016 @ 8:00pm. Meet Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio, and Sam Vitale - these three voices come together and take the audience on a journey from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy with operatic tenor voices singing a wide variety of marvelous songs that America loves. Combined with light-hearted fun, this is a concert for all ages and musical tastes.
With the new season about to launch, you will want to see what other great things are happening!
The more things change, the more things stay the same. That's what I'm told at least. Newberry has had a lot of change, with a new Executive Director moving to town, a new City Manager named, and a new Chamber of Commerce Director at the helm for the County. But the same part is that Newberry is still the place of frienly folks. And frankly this is true! You can always travel to Columbia for dinner and show. Heck you can even see some of the acts we are having this season in Greenville.