• Cinderhood: A Mixed-up Turned Around Tale

    Posted on May 27th, 2011 lindenchrist No comments

    Cinderhood Thank You with Words

    My Opera Company, Chicago Opera Play House announces it’s 2011-2012 Musical of the Year…. CINDERHOOD.   A Mixed-up Turned Around Tale concerning Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.   Chicago composer, Adam Busch wrote this musical and will be our pianist as well!   We are looking forward to touring to schools, churches, and any other public venue that enjoys fun music!  We’ll tour to the Peoria area in February, which is sponsored by the Peoria Symphony Orchestra.

    Cinderhood is a humorous musical for the whole family.  It shows what happens when the stories of Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood get mixed-up and put together.  The audience is treated to a wonderfully wacky, toe-tapping, seriously silly theatrical experience!

    Contact me to book a performance of Cinderhood near you!

  • Children’s Summer Singing Camp

    Posted on May 27th, 2011 lindenchrist No comments

    I’m providing a Singing Camp for kids this summer from June 27-30th. If you’d like to sign up your child or come to the musical please go to my contact page.

    This singing camp is designed for Children ages Kindergarten-5th grade. The children will learn a 20 minute musical and will have the opportunity to perform the show on June 30th. The children will sing, act, dance, and have fun with music!

    When: June 27-30th 9:30-12:00pm
    The Musical Performance is on Thursday, June 30th at 1pm following a luncheon for the children.
    Where: The camp will be held at North Park Covenant Church, 5250 North Christiana (Just east of Kimball and north of Foster)
    How Much: The summer camp is $200 for the entire four day session, which includes their music, CD, luncheon, and performance.

  • Carmen Chorus

    Posted on May 27th, 2011 lindenchrist No comments

    DePaul Community Music Division is joining forces with the adult community choir and children for a special performance of Carmen on Sunday, June 12th at 3pm. I’m rehearsing the Children’s Chorus for this event and this is an extremely ambigious group of kids. They’ve sung the Carmen Children’s Chorus in French at the Lyric Opera House in the spring and now have to learn and memorize it in English with only four rehearsals. What a fun challenge!

  • Metamora Square

    Posted on May 4th, 2011 lindenchrist No comments

    Come Sunday is a beautiful jazz ballad by Duke Ellington. I will be singing an arrangement of this piece with Metamora’s High School’s Concert Band at the Metamora Square on Sunday, May 15th.

    It’s been 10 year since I played trumpet in the band at Metamora High School. Hopefully, the weather cooperates for this special outdoor concert!

    “Lord, dear Lord above, God Almighty, God of Love. O Please look down and see my people through. I believe that God put sun and moon up in the skies. I don’t mind the gray skies, cause they’re just clouds passing by ‘n by”

  • School Rules!

    Posted on May 4th, 2011 lindenchrist No comments

    Please click here to see Chicago Opera Theater’s Opera For All Program. 200 Chicago Public School Students will be performing School Rules this May and June for their community! These students wrote their own lyrics, composed the melody to match the words, and even made their own props!

    Come see the In School Performances, directed by myself and Lisa Golda and Kim Chin.
    Hampton Elementary School, Tuesday, May 10th at 11am
    Clinton Elementary School, Thursday, May 19th at 11am
    Calmeca Academy, Tuesday, May 24th at 10am
    Reilly Elementary School, Thursday, June 2nd at 11:30am

  • Bach Week Festival Chorus

    Posted on May 2nd, 2011 lindenchrist No comments

    The Back Week Festival Chorus, of which I’m a member gave their dual performances on Friday, April 29th and Sunday, May 1st. We performed Bach’s Christ Lag in Todes Banden, the Easter Oratorio, as well as a joyful piece by Bryd, and my favorite “Zadok the Priest”.
    See the Critiques review here from the Chicago Classical Review.