Capitol City Opera Company

"Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise."   James 5:13 (NIV)


Highpoint Episcopal Community Church ("HECC") is an enthusiastic supporter of the musical arts by serving as the practice facility for the Capitol City Opera Company, one of the premier professional musical companies in the metro Atlanta area.  By lending the use of its facilities to Capitol City Opera for rehersals and hosting an annual performance with a silent auction, HECC helps provide the Capitol City Opera with its primary fundraising activity each year. The opera company strives to make opera available to all segments of the population, including the disadvantaged, and makes a concerted effort to help everyone understand and appreciate opera.  Indeed, this is a mission and organization that HECC can readily support.

          Madrigal Singers for a Christmas performance in the HECC Sanctuary

Madrigal Singers

                                Concert Sankofa in the HECC Sanctuary

Sankofa ladies

“I can't tell you how much I appreciate the support of the church for The Capitol City Opera Company. Our mission is all about launching and developing the careers of local professional singers and bringing opera into schools and communities and we do it on a shoestring budget. Without the gift of space in the church, we wouldn't be able to do nearly all the things we do. I hope our free concert series at the church will continue to grow as our way to give back to the community.”  Catherine Giel, Music Director

                                                               Rehersal at HECC Atonement rehearsal

Capitol City Opera Company was formed in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) organization, with a stated mission "to inspire, challenge and educate audiences through productions and educational programs of high artistic quality for children and adults while providing performance opportunities for local artists."  Capitol City Opera Company prides itself in being the "only opera company in the Southeast that primarily helps local singers establish their career," by providing "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."  Each year, Capitol City Opera Company employs an average of 60 singers and reaches approximately 40,000 people through its various programs.

                                           "On the Light Side" performed at HECC Atonement Light Side

Capitol City Opera Company has toured throughout the Southeast, as well as parts of Italy.  Currently, the company performs two fully-staged opera theatre shows per year, a monthly restaurant series ("Dinner and a Diva"), touring Madrigals, a summer pops concert ("On the Light Side"), and an astonishing 150-200 performances solely for children every year.  Despite these many venues and performances, the company fondly refers to its home facility at HECC as an "acoustically outstanding" sanctuary.

                           Capitol City in Concert series in the sanctuary of HECC
Atonement concert

 Atonement concert 2

Find out more about the Capitol City Opera Company by visiting its website at



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