Audience at "Christmas in the Village" 12/2/22

December 2022 Newsletter from Amherst Opera House


Friday - December 2nd Christmas in the Village Community Choir

The first-ever Amherst Community Chamber Choir presented "Christmas in the Village" to a sold out crowd of about 170. The Choir was made up of approximately 60 volunteers led by Janet Glodowski.
Here is a link to a short video from the performance:

Community Choir
Variety Productions (Janet Glodowski) produced the show and handled the entire evening from decorations,
performers, chili feed, bake sale, bartenders, viewing of the TRBA sponsored Christmas Parade and raffle baskets. The evening resulted in a $3,500.00 donation to the Amherst Opera House/Community Hall to help continue the restoration of our 120 year old treasure.

It was especially gratifying to see the building filled to capacity with joyful people once again. The AOHCG, Inc. Board of Directors would like to thank Janet and all who helped make this such a unique and wonderful night.



For the months of December 2022 and January 2023 we have a fundraising opportunity provided to us by Jerry Guyant. Jerry has been a supporter of our efforts to restore the Amherst Opera House/Community Hall as well as numerous other projects that have greatly benefited the Village of Amherst and area residents.
Until January 31, 2023 all donations received will be matched by 50%. So for every $2 raised (up to $20,000.00), Jerry will match $1. For the month of December we have raised $10,509.44 so Jerry will match $5,254.72. These funds are earmarked for plaster repair, installation of attic insulation, and ceiling fans in the auditorium which will help our newly installed furnaces be more efficient, thus giving us the opportunity to extend our season.
Donations can be mailed to:

Amherst Opera House/Community Hall

PO Box 277

Amherst, WI 54406

or dropped off in person at:

International Bank of Amherst

103 S Wilson St.

Amherst, WI 54406

or made online at:

Donate Online

Please consider helping us continue our restoration efforts with a donation.


Amherst Alive - Worship Nights - 2023


Hosted by Moses Robbins, Amherst Alive Worship Nights have been a popular well attended quarterly event at the Amherst Opera House. Everyone is welcome. This is a free event that starts at 6:30PM. Come and enjoy.



Look forward to some fun and unique happenings at AOH in 2023. Plan to attend our 120th anniversary community/area wide pot-luck picnic on June 11th. Plans now are for a return by Bruce & Julie of Patchouli to provide the music. More Amherst Alive events. We are discussing ideas for a costume ball, fashion show, silent movies, ballroom dancing, square dancing, a polka band. We will also continue to be involved in the TRBA sponsored events like SwapORama, Wine Walk, Celebrate Amherst, and the Christmas events. If you have some fun ideas please share.


Major Capital Improvement Project Underway

We are in the beginning stages of a project that will replace all of the 85 year old basement windows as well as the exterior entrance doors on the South and West sides of our building. We are working with Brown Construction of Amherst to complete this project. The estimated cost is approximately $40,000.00 and a generous local couple is providing $30,000.00 of that amount. We need to raise the remaining $10,000.00 to complete the project. As a 501(c)3 non profit corporation we can offer a tax deductible receipt for donations. Please consider helping us as we continue to renovate the Amherst Opera House/Community Hall.


The AOHCG Board wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year. We hope 2023 is a great year for you and yours. We offer our sincere thank you to all those who have helped us by donating their time and monetary donations. The Amherst Opera House Co. Guild members and board of directors continue to work towards our goal of bringing this wonderful and unique historic building back to use as a center for community, art, and musical events and gatherings. Why not become a Guild member and be part of our mission?. Check our website for more details and updates as they become available.

Kind regards,
Amherst Opera House Co. Guild, Inc.

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