Capitol City Opera Company To Host ON THE LIGHT SIDE: A Musical 'Indoor Picnic' Fundraiser Celebrating Leonard Bernstein

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Capitol City Opera Company To Host ON THE LIGHT SIDE: A Musical 'Indoor Picnic' Fundraiser Celebrating Leonard BernsteinCapitol City Opera (CCOC), a company dedicated to supporting and promoting local talent and producing opera accessible to everyone, will be holding the 26th Annual On the Light Side, a musical "indoor picnic fundraiser," on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Highpoint Episcopal Community Church in Sandy Springs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music begins at 8 p.m. Individual tickets are $40; tables of eight (8) are $300. Tickets are available online at

This year's On the Light Side will celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th Anniversary and will feature selections from nine of Bernstein's shows: On the Town, Trouble in Tahiti, Wonderful Town, Candide, Westside Story, Mass, I Hate Music: A Cycle of Five Kid Songs, La Bonne Cuisine, and Peter Pan. Celebrated CCOC singers will perform 26 songs from these shows.

Leonard Bernstein's 100th Anniversary has become a two-year global celebration of his life and career, featuring more than 2,500 events on six continents. The celebration started on Sept. 22, 2017, and will close at the end of August 2019.

"Bring-Your-Own-Picnic" (BYOP) and enjoy a summer evening in the casual, air-conditioned indoors.

There will also be a silent auction with hundreds of items from housewares and event tickets, to a Tuscan vacation. A complete list of these items is available online at

On the Light Side

A Musical "Indoor Picnic" Fundraiser Benefitting Capitol City Opera Company

Friday, July 27, 2017

Saturday, July 28, 2018

6:30 p.m. Silent Auction and Indoor Picnic

8 p.m. Concert

Highpoint Episcopal Community Church

4945 High Point Road

Atlanta, GA 30343

Tickets available at

General Admission $40.00

Table for Eight (8) $300.00

Capitol City's 2017-2018 season will close with the 26th-annual On the Light Side on July 27 & 28, 2018. This evening of fun and fundraising will feature music by Leonard Bernstein in celebration of his 100th birthday. You are invited to "bring-your-own" picnic and enjoy time with your friends in the great air-conditioned indoors! There will also be an outstanding silent auction, and a cast of singers performing music from West Side Story, Trouble in Tahiti, On the Town, and more!


Capitol City Opera Company was formed in 1983 to provide Atlanta-area classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform complete opera roles, and to continue to develop their post-graduate vocal and acting skills on a professional level. Since its inception, the company has flourished as the only opera company in the Southeast that primarily helps local singers and artists establish their careers. It presents high quality, innovative, and exciting productions.

Capitol City Opera Company, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, has created many recurring programs and has toured throughout the United States, and also Italy. Currently, the company performs fully-staged productions, a monthly restaurant series (Dinner and a Diva), a recital series featuring opera highlights and art songs (Capitol City in Concert), a touring Madrigal singers group, a summer pops concert (On the Light Side), and an educational outreach program for children.

Capitol City Opera Company engages an average of 60 singers annually and reaches approximately 40,000 people through its various programs. The Company strives to make opera available to all segments of the population including the underserved and makes a concerted effort to help everyone understand and appreciate opera.

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