Building Confidence: The MONC 2013 Summer Fundraiser with Tenor Vale Rideout
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Garden Social with Wine and Snacks 4:00-5:00 pm
Presentation with arias sung by Vale Rideout 5:00-6:00 pm
Lumber Baron Inn
2555 W 37th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
Tenor Vale Rideout, a 2003 Rocky Mountain Regional finalist, told us in a recent interview how the Met auditions helped build his confidence as a singer. Now, alumni of the Met Auditions like Vale are giving back to us, performing in annual presentations for their local region so we can see and hear the fruits of our efforts to support young singers.
Thanks to 2011 winner Ryan Speedo Green, last summer’s 2012 fundraiser was a great success. By drastically reducing our expenses and increasing our donations as a result of our afternoon with Ryan, we were able to close the gap in our budget. The generosity of successful singers like Ryan and Vale helps give us confidence so we can inspire you to continue your support of MONC.
This year, we have found a fantastic location for our annual fundraiser, the charming and historic Lumber Baron Inn in the Highlands neighborhood just northwest of downtown Denver. Once again, our wonderful caterer Relish (formerly The Food Guy) will provide hors d’oeuvres. Republic National Distributing Company will supply wine. Based on comments from last year, we’re making some changes to this summer’s event. We’ve added an outdoor garden party for an hour of socializing before the program begins. There will be less talk and more singing. Last year, admission was free. This year, to help defray costs, we are charging a nominal admission of $20 to ensure that more of your donations go directly to support our singers. We look forward to seeing you July 21st! Vale Rideout is a delightful person as well as a talented and successful opera singer, and we are grateful to him for making time for us during his busy summer in Central City. With your support, we can confidently fulfill our mission of bringing exceptional young talent to the Metropolitan Opera stage.
To reserve your place contact Regional Chair Steve Dilts at 720-530-0483 or email@example.com.