Macmillan Gidleigh Opera presents Highlights from the Opera in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
Saturday, 17 June 2017 7.00pm
Tickets include a seat at the gala opera, glass of wine and canapés
Dress code: Formal
Macmillan Gidleigh Opera (MGO) invite you to join us for a magical fund-raising evening in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday, 17 June 2017 in the wonderful grounds of Gidleigh Park, Devon's most prestigious 5 star hotel.
This exclusive gala evening will feature Highlights from the Opera. Our young stars of the future are from the National Opera Studio in London and are destined to go on to become well-known names in operatic circles World-wide.
The evening will be introduced on stage by BBC 'Any Questions?' host, and Devon resident, Jonathan Dimbleby.
An auction of distinctive luxury prizes, in aid of Macmillan, will be taking place during the interval. A full list will be published on this page.
Ticket sales will be limited and hospitality will include wine and canapés to be enjoyed under canvas before the commencement of the main event. A wine bar will be offering additional drinks refreshments for purchase during the interval.
As a very special indulgence picnics will be available to purchase - 'Luxury' or 'Summer Supper'. In addition, there will be the opportunity to hire a private dining tent. This can be for a private party or for companies who may wish to entertain a small groups of clients.
By helping us to raise funds through Macmillan Gidleigh Opera, Macmillan Cancer Support will be able to further promote the many Macmillan support projects and personnel around the county of Devon.
We feel sure that you will be tempted to support and thoroughly enjoy this very exceptional summer event.
MGO are seeking sponsors for our soloists, fireworks or staging, to enable a special and enjoyable evening to pass with a bit of extra sparkle.
MGO Event details
Tickets at £95 are available from Exeter Northcott Theatre from mid-November 2016. Please note that these are limited in number and are expected to sell out quickly.
WINE AND CANAPES:
Included in your full price ticket are hospitality canapés, a glass of wine and a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support. Please take your ticket with you to the hospitality tent. Hospitality Wine and Canapés are sponsored by Jackson-Stops & Staff and Sharpham Vineyard, to whom MGO is very grateful.
A wine bar will be offering additional drinks refreshments for purchase. The interval will be approximately half-an-hour.
INTERVAL CHARITY AUCTION:
An auction of distinctive Lots, sold in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, will take place during the interval.
We are grateful to Dartmoor Auctions of Sticklepath who will be running the auction on our behalf.
Lots confirmed so far:
Four tickets to Hampton Court Flower Show and a basket of plants
A Private Tour of the Met Office Exeter for up to four people
A Classic Yellow Rolls Royce Chauffeur Driven Tour of Dartmoor with a Picnic from Blacks Deli Chagford for two
Devon Fly Fishing with an Expert Guide to include a Fisherman's Lunch Box from Blacks Deli Chagford for one
A Stirrup Cup and Guided Horse Ride over High Dartmoor for two
A Devon Cream Tea at Mill End Hotel Chagford for two
A half-day Land Rover Experience Westcountry Honiton for one
A Whole Dartmoor Lamb for the Freezer from a Waitrose supplier
An Alistair Sawdays Gite in Dinan Brittany for a week for up to three people
A half-day cookery course at Exeter Cookery School for two
As a very special indulgence picnics will be available to purchase in advance - 'Luxury' or 'Summer Supper'. Orders in advance only, by 3 June. For ordering details please contact us.
PRE-ORDERING PRIVATE HIRE TENTS:
Available for hire are private dining tents with seats and a table. Tents for up to 8 people - £250. Tents for up to 16 people - £500. Orders in advance only, by 3 June. For ordering details please contact us.
ARRIVAL AND PARKING:
Please arrive between 5pm and 6.30pm. Field parking is provided next to the venue. Please follow the marshals' instructions. The road to Gidleigh Park Hotel will be one-way only for arrival from 5pm and one-way only for departure after approx.10pm.
Satnav - Gidleigh Park Hotel, TQ13 8HH. The approach to the hotel is down a narrow lane from Chagford.
Even in June, Dartmoor occasionally has unpredictable weather. Wellies and appropriate clothing are advisable if the forecast for the evening is unfavourable. Fireworks will conclude the evening, weather permitting. This performance will not be cancelled unless the weather is deemed life-threatening. No money can be returned.
Please send any additional 'Macmillan Cancer Support' donations to: c/o The Treasurer Chagford Group, Macmillan Cancer Support, 4 Manor Drive, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8BH. By helping us to raise funds through Macmillan Gidleigh Opera, Macmillan Cancer Support will be able to further promote the many Macmillan support projects and personnel around the county of Devon.