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Now Playing - Proverbial Opera

Pastor Rick Carlson at the Elgin First United Methodist Church (216 E. Highland Ave, Elgin, IL) in collaboration with Fox Valley Lyrical Productions (formerly Soirée Lyrique, NFP) will present a 9-part summer message series entitled "Proverbial Opera", an exploration of King Solomon's wisdom illustrated by arias from the world's greatest operas. Each week a performer will sing a selection from the greatest operas.

The service is held at 9am and broadcast on the radio at 11am on WRMN (1410AM).

Remaining highlights:

August 4th Barcarolle – from The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
  o Solange Sior, soprano
  o Karen Archbold, mezzo-soprano

August 11th O soave fanciulla - from La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
  o Solange Sior, soprano o Franco Martorana, tenor

August 18th Soave sia il vento - from Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  o Solange Sior, soprano
  o Karen Archbold, mezzo-soprano
  o Jim Hinton, bass-baritone (from Elgin)

Benefit Event August 18,2019

 
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Welcome to Fox Valley Lyrical Productions!

The new name & new website of Soirée Lyrique, NFP.

Soirée Lyrique, now Fox Valley Lyrical Productions, incorporated on March 2014 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

  • Our Mission, Activities and Geographic Focus:  The mission of Fox Valley Lyrical Productions (originally Soirée Lyrique) is to create and nourish a greater appreciation of the classical vocal arts and to educate through professional performances and community outreach programs in Elgin and the Fox Valley area.   

    Fox Valley Lyrical Productions’ activities includes concerts of excerpts of arts songs, musical theater, sacred music, opera highlights with piano or chamber ensemble to fully staged opera productions with orchestra.   

    The organization prides itself on training, nurturing and launching young artists through its summer Young Artist Program & Vocal Competition – The Fox Valley Rising Stars!

  •  What’s New:  Our new website will enable our sponsors to purchase tickets and make donations on-line.  The new name will be easier for our audience to remember!

  •  Our plans to expand our geographic outreach: Fox Valley Lyrical Productions plans to bring our productions to Elgin and communities outside of our immediate vicinity in 2019.

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OUR MISSION

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To create and nourish a greater appreciation of the classical vocal arts and to educate through professional performances and community outreach programs.

 
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Competition & Young Artist Program

Fox Valley Rising Stars 2018

The final round of Soirée Lyrique’s Fox Valley Rising Stars 2018 Vocal Competition took  place during Fest on the Fox, presented by the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce on July 14 at Carpenter Park in Carpentersville. 

The winners are as follow: 

Division I (Teen Artists) Broadway:

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Blake Buczkiewicz   Huntley - 14    1st Prize - $150   (donated byAmy Hodgson of Cary Murna and Bruce Hansemann of Elgin)

Blake Buczkiewicz
Huntley - 14

1st Prize - $150

(donated byAmy Hodgson of Cary Murna and Bruce Hansemann of Elgin)

Berkeley Borkert   West Dundee - 13    2nd Prize - $50   (donated by Janet Asdel of Elgin)

Berkeley Borkert
West Dundee - 13

2nd Prize - $50

(donated by Janet Asdel of Elgin)

Mary Calabria   Darien - 15    3rd Prize - $25   donated by Rosemary & Art Schroeder of St. Charles)

Mary Calabria
Darien - 15

3rd Prize - $25

donated by Rosemary & Art Schroeder of St. Charles)

Catherine Colbert   Bartlett - 13   3rd Prize - $25  (donated by Rosemary & Art Schroeder of St. Charles)

Catherine Colbert
Bartlett - 13

3rd Prize - $25

(donated by Rosemary & Art Schroeder of St. Charles)

 

Division I (Teen Artists) Classical:

 
Blake Buczkiewicz   Huntley - 14    1st Prize - $100    (donated by Gwendolyn Rowe Gage of Elgin)

Blake Buczkiewicz
Huntley - 14

1st Prize - $100

(donated by Gwendolyn Rowe Gage of Elgin)

Berkeley Borkert   West Dundee - 13    2nd Prize - $50    (donated by Rosemary & Art Schroeder of St. Charles)

Berkeley Borkert
West Dundee - 13

2nd Prize - $50

(donated by Rosemary & Art Schroeder of St. Charles)

 

Division II  (Emerging Artists) Broadway:

 
Heather Miller   Wheaton    1st Prize - $200    (donated by Kathy Matthews of St. Charles & Karen & Ed Schock of Elgin)

Heather Miller
Wheaton

1st Prize - $200

(donated by Kathy Matthews of St. Charles & Karen & Ed Schock of Elgin)

Valerie Meachum   Elgin    2nd Prize - $100    (donated by Kathryn Canny of Elgin)

Valerie Meachum
Elgin

2nd Prize - $100

(donated by Kathryn Canny of Elgin)

Joan Bagulos   Hoffman Estates    3rd Prize - $50    (donated by Susan Dennis of Bartlett)

Joan Bagulos
Hoffman Estates

3rd Prize - $50

(donated by Susan Dennis of Bartlett)

 

Division II (Emerging Artists) Classical:

 
Nini Marchese   Lisle    1st Prize - $300    (donated by Lois Myers-Bauer of Elgin)

Nini Marchese
Lisle

1st Prize - $300

(donated by Lois Myers-Bauer of Elgin)

Kelsey Welch   Chicago    2nd Prize - $100    (donated by Jeff & Tami Buczkiewicz of Huntley)

Kelsey Welch
Chicago

2nd Prize - $100

(donated by Jeff & Tami Buczkiewicz of Huntley)

Nicholas Metzger   Elgin    3rd Prize - $50    (donated by Susan Dennis of Bartlett)

Nicholas Metzger
Elgin

3rd Prize - $50

(donated by Susan Dennis of Bartlett)

 

Benefactors

 

2017 – 2018 Season

Soirée Lyrique, NFP, gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and corporations for their generous contributions.

$20,000 and up
Sterling (Stu) Ainsworth
Palmer Foundation

$10,000 – 19,999
Barbara & Barre Seid Foundation

$3,000 - $9,999
Kathryn Canny

$1,000 - $2,999
Lois Myers-Bauer & Jim Bauer

$200 - $999
Tami Buczkiewicz
Mary Ellen Flaks
Gwen Gage
June & Steve Kiebler
Tamas Malacsina

$100 -$199
Bonnie Andersen
Nick Bruno
Sue Brigham & Terry Gabel
Jay H. Busse
Constance Collinet
Susan Dennis
Murna & Bruce Hansemann
James Hinton
Nancy M. Kaminski Lyons Trust
Kathy Matthews
Karen & Edward Schock
Rosemary & Arthur Schroeder
Judy Schroeder
Robert Van Der Schaaf Trust



legacy

$99 & Below
Sharon Aleckson
Janet Asdel
Epifania P. Baguios
Phyllis Blizzard
Betty Brown
Mary E. Brown
Renata Bruce
Alida & Frank Butero
Kathy Crudele
Barbara Evans
Diane M. Gioe
Lorraine Gornick
Medina Gross
Amy Hodgson
Kenneth Kudulis
Jeanne Meister
Elizabeth Niemeier
Steve & Mary Ross
Connie Schnaitman
Patricia & Lee Szewczyk
Tetyana Torzhevska
Ginny & Jim Warner

Corporation Support
Suburban Women’s Health Specialist Ltd.
Elgin Family Physicians
Al’s Café
Momo’s Concierge Service LLC

In-Kind Donation
Advanced Geothermal
Plumbing and Heating LLC
Fox Valley Music Studio, Ltd.
Responsive Mailroom
Janet Asdel
Tami Buczkiewicz
Kathryn Canny
Brenda Delhotal
Dirk Dypold
Gwen Gage
Lorraine Gornick
Murna & Bruce Hansemann
Dr. Chiayi Lee
Franco Martorana
Valerie Meachum
Lois Myers-Bauer
Rachele Dadouche Nowak
Connie Schnaitmann
Rosemary & Art Schroeder
Solange Sior
Tetyana Torzhevska
Kim Zuehlke-Martorana
Mary Ann Zunkel

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