• Dancing in Chicago

    Posted on March 15th, 2010 lindenchrist No comments
    My sister, Devery, teaching 330 Chicago kids how to dance

    My sister, Devery, teaching 330 Chicago kids how to dance

    March 9-12th was an intense work-out week as I accompanied my sister, Devery McCoy, dance choreographer, to five public schools through Chicago Opera Theater’s Opera for All program. Devery taught two different dances at each school for students in grades 4th-7th, for a total of 330 students.

    One dance was set to I’m Holding Out for A Hero. This is the finale number of the students opera, Jason and the Golden Fleece which they’ve been preparing the whole year! The other dance number combines the baroque composer, Albinoni’s concerto with Keisha’s Don’t Stop. The students had 40 minutes to learn the entire dance and all did a wonderful job!

  • Peoria Lenten Concert

    Posted on March 8th, 2010 lindenchrist No comments

    Video from the Concert taken by Stephen Whitaker

    Last night, Sunday, May 7th I presented a fifty minute recital for the United Presbyterian Church of Peoria for their Lenten Concert Series. It was a wonderful evening with so many friends and family present! My pianist Becky Schaidle Mueller, was wonderful and was so gracious to accompany me. (We actually made it work with only two rehearsals)

    The Concert consisted of:
    Les Chemins de l’amour
    La vie en rose
    Hymn a l’amour
    Once Upon a Dream
    A New Life
    O bei nidi d’amore
    Vaghissima Sembianza
    La Promessa
    Danny Boy
    The Galway Piper
    The Last Rose of Summer
    In Dreams I’ve Heard the Angels

    The church provided a lovely dinner for everyone and it was great to talk with everyone afterwards!

    With my fans at the dinner reception!

    With my fans at the dinner reception!

  • Soloist at Lewis University

    Posted on March 8th, 2010 lindenchrist No comments

    The Arts Club Benefit Gala celebrated their 23rd year at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. Steve Heliotes and I were their entertainment for the evening! I sang One Kiss from Romberg’s New Moon and Les chemins de l’amour by Poulenc. This was a perfect fit for the evening theme of A Night at the Louvre. Steve Heliotes played Chopin’s Polonaise Opus 53, in A Major, which was outstanding. Steve and I work, or rather play together at Monastero’s Restaurant.
    My sister, Meghan Christ, was my big fan and helped me prep, warm-up, and of course enjoy wine and hor’dourves.

    Steve Heliotes with Buddy Charles

  • DePaul Prelude Choir ROCKS, literally

    Posted on March 8th, 2010 lindenchrist No comments
    DePaul Prelude Choir

    DePaul Prelude Choir

    I direct the DePaul Prelude Choir through DePaul Community Music Division which consists of kindergarten- third grade students that interview and audition to participate in this ensemble. The kids are so wonderful and always make me laugh.

    The kids sang at the METRO in Chicago which is an awesome Rock venue close to Wrigleyville. They actually started off the rock concert, which was a benefit event for Darfur, with I am but a small voice followed by Blowin’ in the Wind by Bob Dylan. The kids were all dressed in jeans and rock’n roll t-shirts. We had so much fun and the parents were thrilled to see their children on the stage!