The Fall Brunch

Libiamo! A Toast to Guild Volunteers

Gwyneth Campbell, Awards Bunch Chair

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hilton Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd.

Master of Ceremonies
Carleen Graham
HGOco Director

At this event, the Guild will honor volunteers and community supporters who have worked tirelessly to further the Guild’s programs, including promotion of HGO to the community through education and outreach. Please join us as we celebrate the Bonnie Sue Wooldridge Volunteer of the Year Fred Gott; Bravo Award winner Denise Fruge; Crescendo Award winner St. John Flynn; Volunteers of Distinction Janis Doty, Rubena Gracia, Brenda Harvey-Traylor, Marcheta Leighton-Beasley, and Trish Wilkinson; and Rising Stars Kathy Grzesik, Karina Kagramanova, and Kiante Sloan.

During the seated brunch, HGO Studio Artists will entertain you and help kick off the 2017-2018 opera season.

You can toast the honorees in advance by joining the Host Committee for this event and returning the enclosed form by August 5. Please consider shouting Cheers by purchasing a table or making a 100% tax-deductible donation to help support the Guild’s important work. Those who respond by July 28 with a minimum purchase of two $90 tickets or a sponsorship of $180 will be included on the Host Committee in the printed invitation as well as the program for the event.

Prices are as follows:

Single Tickets

  • $90 Individual Ticket
  • $125 Sponsor Ticket (Preferred Seating)
  • $200 Underwriter Ticket (Premium Seating)


  • $1250 Sponsor Table of 10 (Preferred Seating)
  • $2000 Underwriter Table of 10 (Premium Seating)

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • $2000 Event Underwriter
  • $1000 Entertainment Underwriter
  • $500 Awards Underwriter
  • Donation to HGO Studio Alumni Scholarship Fund

To register by mail, download the Mail Registration Form.

To register online, use our On-Line Registration Form.

If you have questions, please contact Gwyneth at 713/885-5024 or

The Houston Grand Opera Guild, a 501(c)(3) organization, is nationally recognized for its education outreach programs for students, adults, and artists. Our mission is to promote suitable opportunities for the advancement of musical culture and instill, through education and performances, the traditions of opera and musical theater in the general public.

For photos of the 2016 Awards Brunch, please visit the Awards Brunch Photo Album.