The Tri-Cities Opera (TCO) Board has reestablished the TCO Guild.
The new Guild seeks and welcomes creative, energetic, and dedicated individuals to help further the mission of TCO: “The production of professional quality opera. Using the talents of young artists, we seek to benefit, enrich, and educate our community.
The TCO Guild engages in three major areas: fund-raising activities, volunteer activities and sponsoring other opportunities to expand the experience of the TCO Opera community.
1. One of the major activities of the Guild will be to provide financial resources through fund-raising activities that further the TCO Resident Artists (RA). At the moment TCO has 4 RAs. The Guild will strive to provide a significant part of the RA’s expenses. As this Guild function grows, it will enable the expansion of the number of TCO resident artists.
2. The second function of the Guild will be to recruit and manage a corps of volunteers. The volunteers will assist at performances and functions of the Company, as well as assist with fund-raising activities.
3. The third activity of the Guild includes other opportunities to expand the musical experience of the TCO community and grow the social element of the Guild. One activity will be to organize trips to opera and musical venues to expand the musical experience of the TCO community.
The $35 per-person annual membership fee required to join the Tri-Cities Opera Guild, which directly supports Tri-Cities Opera in its efforts to train young singers via the Resident Artist Training Program and the Opera-Go-Round touring education program.
TCO Guild Bus Trip to Glimmerglass Festival Summer 2017.
Tri-Cities Opera is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Productions are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. General Operating Support is provided to Tri-Cities Opera by grants from the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, the United Cultural Fund of the Broome County Arts Council, and the Community Foundation for South Central New York.