The Elgin Review
-Feb 7, 2017

"Peace and Redemption" Draws an Overflow Audience to Elgin Art Showcase

They needed extra chairs to accommodate all the people who came to hear "A Concert for Peace and Redemption," a program of classical vocal performance with themes that celebrate love, faith and unity. The voices of Soirée Lyrique were joined by the Elgin ... more …

Kane County Chronicle
-Jul 25, 2016

Elburn teen learns life lessons from opera

You might not expect a teenager with blue hair to be classically trained in opera. But Lauren Parnell of Elburn, who at the moment is sporting a pastel-to-turquoise blue ombre effect, likes to defy the odds more…

The Courier-News
-Jul 9, 2016

Singing janitor aims to bring opera dreams to life

The singing janitor is coming to Elgin. That's how Keanon Kyles, a bass-baritone working several jobs to make ends meet, is known as he pursues his opera dreams while cleaning offices. more …

The Elgin Review
-Jun 13, 2016

Puccini Without Mosquitos

The weather was perfectly bug-free for an outdoor concert Sunday afternoon by four international talents in Soirée Lyrique's "Pop-Opera" on the Terrace of Snuffy's Villa.  more…

The Elgin Review
-Apr 10, 2016

Soirée Lyrique's Stimulating "Viennese Concert"

The lovely atmosphere and excellent acoustics of First Congregational Church provided the setting for "A Viennese Concert," presented by Soirée Lyrique NFP, the premiere local arts group devoted to classical vocal performance. more …

Chicago Tribune
-Mar 19, 2015

Suburban viola prodigy hopes contest in D.C. propels her forward

Opera singer Tetyana Torzhevska went on a concert tour in Germany when she was seven months pregnant with her daughter, Sofiya Kyrylyuk. more …