The Lebanon Opera House Production Groups
CITY CENTER BALLET
City Center Ballet, Inc., founded in 1999, is the Upper Valley’s premiere non-profit student ballet company. Its mission is to provide education in the performing arts by promoting classical ballet and other dance performances throughout the region. The Company is open to all interested persons including dancers, parents of dancers, and others interested in the promotion of dance in the Upper Valley.
NORTH COUNTRY CHORDSMEN
The North Country Chordsmen are the Upper Valley’s premier men’s a cappella singing group singing four-part “barbershop” harmony. Over the past 25 years, the NCC has grown to a chorus of over 30 members and is a member chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA) founded in 1938. The chorus performs an average of 18 times a year throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. The chorus attracts its membership from such diverse locations as Springfield, Plymouth, Topsham and Bradford, Vermont, and New London, Claremont and Haverhill, New Hampshire as well as Hanover, Lebanon, Norwich and White River Junction.
NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY THEATRE
North Country Community Theatre is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of the performing arts in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire. Each year, NCCT produces a variety of shows employing the talents of the Upper Valley’s actors, directors, producers, choreographers, technicians, dancers, and musicians.
Opera North, a non-profit organization, produces opera for northern New England with the highest musical and dramatic standards. Recognizing that opera is both entertaining and spiritually enriching, we seek a diversified audience through educational and performance programs. Opera North is also committed to the development of young artists through performance opportunities and production experience.
TRUMBULL HALL TROUPE
Trumbull Hall Troupe was the brainchild of Marjorie Rose and Jodi Picoult. The first show, Ivory Snow and the Seven Little People, was written by Jodi and featured the talents of about a dozen students performing on a tiny stage in Trumbull Hall, Etna NH. Currently, the Trumbull Hall Troupe has forty kids involved, and has to date raised over $60K for various local and international charities. Jodi and Ellen Wilbur have composed more than 100 songs together.
UPPER VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND
Currently conducted by Carole Blake, the Upper Valley Community Band has been in existence since the Civil War. Everyone in the Upper Connecticut River Valley is invited to play with this outstanding band – they only require that you can read music and have command of your instrument. The band’s normal activities include parades, concerts, patriotic, and seasonal events throughout the year.