Knightly News Performances throughout the Chicagoland
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!
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
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.
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
Posted on February 20th, 2012
Posted on February 18th, 2012
Linden Christ adds ‘sparkle’ to concert
Linden Christ, center, stands with Sue Maurer, left, and Ken Maurer of Metamora during intermission at a Peoria Symphony Orchestra performance Tuesday night.
Posted Feb 15, 2012 @ 06:10 AM
Peoria, Ill. — By DeWayne Bartels
Chicago resident, and Metamora native, Linden Christ was back in the area on Valentine’s Day.
Christ was the featured vocalist for the concert titled “The Romantic Gershwins.”
George Stelluto, music director and conductor for the orchestra, said he was very pleased to have Christ there.
“Her vocals add a charm and a sparkle that makes the evening,” he said. “Her talent and personality warms the evening.”
Posted on February 2nd, 2012
I’m thrilled to sing on the Peoria Civic Center stage with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. I’ll be singing Gershwin’s hit songs: Summertime, I’ve Got Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, and The Man I Love.
Make your Valentine’s Day special with this wonderful concert on Tuesday, February 14th at 8:00pm.
Purchase your tickets at http://www.peoriasymphony.org/
Posted on February 1st, 2012
I’m directing Menotti’s Opera, Amahl and The Night Visitors at North Park Covenant Church on February 11th & 12th. I’m also singing the role of the Amahl’s Mother. Below is our Donation page if you’d like to help sponsor these performances!
Please call the church office to get your tickets! 773.463.0055
For more information go to: www.npcovenant.org
Posted on January 20th, 2012
I was fortunate to be a part of this special new program called Music Inspires! at Hampton Elementary School. Classical Kid Live, Chicago Opera Theater, and the Oistrach Orchestra combined our talents to present this special weeklong outreach program at Hampton Elementary School. The children learned about Mozart’s life and music through an opening introductory assembly on Monday and classes with me throughout the week with every class from 2nd-6th grade. And then a final special performance of Mozart’s Magnifent Voyage with orchestra! It was an incredible week and one that we hope to continue to grow and share with schools throughout Chicago.