Posted on June 16th, 2014
This will be my seventh summer singing with the Peoria Municipal Band led by Dr. David Vroman. I will be performing “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story, “On My Own” from Les Miserables, “Fascinating Rhythm” and “The Man I Love” by George Gershwin. Come out and enjoy an evening of wonderful and free music:
Wednesday, July 16th in the Warehouse District at 7:00pm & Concert Theme: At The Movies
Downtown on the Corner of State and Water Street
An old-fashioned street concert! Free parking is plentiful and adjacent to the performance site. Bring lawn chairs or sit at tables provided by Kelleher’s Irish Pub and Eatery.
Sunday, July 20th at Glen Oak Park at 7:00pm & Concert Theme: Ice Cream
This is the PMB’s 77th Season! We will have a little light fun this evening with “Ice Cream.” Linden Christ will be our featured vocalist and Denise Cooksey will solo on flute. The Civil War Dancers will join us and Mr. Lee Ranson is our celebrity guest emcee.
I also had the opportunity to interview with Dr. Vroman & John Day for their 2014 Season video.
Watch a short video preview of the 2014 Season here!
Posted on April 16th, 2014
Posted on March 15th, 2014
It was a joy singing with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra under the direction of George Stelluto and the fabulous George Lucas Jazz Combo. The Civic Center was packed and I’m so grateful for all my friends from the Peoria area that attended the concert! It was exhilerating singing & DANCING the tango! What a beautiful evening!
Please check this article from the Peoria Journal Star!
Posted on February 4th, 2014
Celebrate your Valentine’s Day at the Peoria Civic Center on Friday, February 14th at 8:00pm. Call 309-3671-1096 to get your tickets and visit their website: www.peoriasymphony.org
Ryan Lanning and I will be singing and dancing the night away with a wonderful jazz combo and the Peoria Symphony Orchestra.
Songs from Moulin Rouge, Dream a Little Dream of Me, I’ve Never Been in Love Before from Guys and Dolls, La vie en rose by Edith Piaf, Moon River, Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better from Annie Get Your Gun, and Make Our Garden Grow from Candide.
Posted on August 9th, 2013
Summer of 2013 proved to be lovely in many ways! I was a featured soloist in the Music By the Lake performance, Gala of the Stars. I sang “I’ve Told Every Little Star” from Music in the Air with Tim Rebers. Music By The Lake is in William’s Bay, Wisconsin… right next to the resort town Lake Geneva. I’ve sung 5 summers with Music By The Lake and plan to sing many more summers with them. Christine Flasch is the conductor/director and is a tremendously impressive woman, that I highly respect.
Another summer favorite, is performing with Dr. David Vroman and the Peoria Municipal Band. I’ve sung five summer weeks with this band as well. July 31 and August 4th I sang my favorite songs: I Could Have Danced All Night, Think of Me, O mio babbino caro, and You’ll Never Walk Alone. I was so excited to see so many friends and family at the water street venue and at Glen Oak Park. It’s a joy being home and singing in Peoria!
Music By The Lake with great friends Marie Sokolova and Jennifer Townshend
Posted on April 16th, 2013
As the Manager of Education and Outreach for COT, we are in our final months of staging our student created operas. We have almost 500 students at 7 different schools/ centers that have been working on their space opera for the entire school year. The students created their own poems for song lyrics, brain-stormed on their script, helped compose musical melodies for their lyrics, designed props, costume and set pieces, and are working on their dances next week with my sister, Devery McCoy. The students performances begin May 15- June 5th.
Check out our FunderHut campaign and give to COT’s Opera For All program so that we can reach & teach even more students about opera!
Opera For All’s Gala Video (Full Version – School) from Video that rocks. on Vimeo.
Posted on April 16th, 2013
As the conductor of the Roosevelt University Singers, I’m pleased to invite you to our final spring broadway musical performance on Wednesday, April 24th at 3pm in Mark’s Hall, 9th floor of Roosevelt University. Come and enjoy this free concert. The University Singers opening concert was Monday, April 15th in Ganz Hall at Roosevelt and was a complete success. I’m so very proud of our choir!
Any Dream Will Do from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
America from West Side Story
Defying Gravity from Wicked
Luck Be A Lady from Guys and Dolls
Big Spender from Sweet Charity
Every Story is a Love Story from Aida
Shadowland from Lion King
Seasons of Love from Rent
2013 Spring Concert
Posted on January 29th, 2013
Chicago Opera Playhouse just returned from our Central Illinois tour of Knightly News. We did five shows in three days (Jan. 24-26)
One 6th grade student at Quest Charter Academy said that this was the best day of his life and he asked if we could do the performance at their school the very next day…. Saturday!
Check out our VIDEO thanks to the fabulous Hannah Goering.
Chicago Opera Playhouse Presents: Knightly News from Hannah Goering on Vimeo.
Posted on August 13th, 2012
Dear Friends and Fans,
Please check out our new Chicago Opera Playhouse Website. We’ll be performing Cinderhood & Knightly News this 2012-2013 school year! We held auditions in August and had a wonderful turn out of talented musicians! Book your performance today!
Posted on April 24th, 2012
Enjoy this beautiful video by my good friend Hannah Goering! Book a performance of Cinderhood by going to the contact page!
Founder & Artistic Director
Chicago Opera Playhouse