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  • Synopsis of Future Perfect

    © 2020 Christine Steyer PROLOGUE–Here and Now A video is projected showing images of repeated patterns found in the micro and macro universe. As it is being shown, the cast “Crowd” comes on stage to watch. A narrator recites that sometime ago a terrible event wreaked havoc in the lands, and in the case of […]

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  • FUTURE PERFECT WORKSHOPS with 1,300 Chicago-area Youths The five years of Future Perfect Project Workshops (from 2014-2019)were entirely funded by a grassroots campaign generatingdonations from individuals and local organizations.Thanks to all who supported and participated in this program. Costume designs for Future Perfect from workshops with 6th & 8th graders at Kinzie Elementary. Future Perfect Workshop History: 2014-2019

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  • PROFILES

    We are a small organization and rely heavily on our volunteers to get the work done. A huge thank-you for all their hard work! Here are the people on our team, who make Working In Concert a success. BOARD of DIRECTORS VOLUNTEERS, STAFF and CONSULTANTS

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  • SongShop Live thanks YOU!

    Your name is on our Will Call list. Doors open at 1:30 PM, Sunday, December 11. No paper ticket required. Your donation helps a coterie of wonderful singers continue developing their performance skills and repertoire. In turn we create heartfelt concerts for ever growing audiences. Our 2022-2023 goal is to raise $3,000 to assist 12 […]

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  • International Women’s Day Concert 2022

    Our annual tribute launched in 2022 Save the date for 2023 Sunday, March 5, 2023 will beco-presented by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Oak Park and Working In Concert. Shining the spotlight on works created by women: Award-winning sopranos Michelle Areyzaga, Jonita Lattimore and Christine Steyer, and contralto Corinne Wallace-Crane were centerstage for our 2022 […]

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  • Reconciliation Opera

    Reconciliation–an incredible story of restorative justice is a new short opera in a series called “Tales of Transcendence” being developed by Bellissima Opera & Working in Concert. The librettist is Christine Steyer and the composer is David Shenton. The Reconciliation opera is set to premiere once needed funds are made available. We are also seeking donors to further develop the opera, as well […]

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  • In the Classroom

    This spring, our “In the Classroom” program will bring music to 1,000 students at the Catalyst Grammar School in Austin and Holy Trinity High School at Noble Square, Chicago. Programs are either free or deeply discounted. OPERA brings together music, poetry, drama, and visual arts —a fabulous way to engage children’s mental, emotional, physical and spiritual […]

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  • Future Perfect

    FUTURE PERFECT: The Magic Flute meets The Wizard of Oz in this fantastical world premiere perfect for all ages! From Bellissima Opera’s award-winning Transcendence Opera Series Looking to program a sophisticated and delightful new 90-minute opera? To peruse the score or purchase the Steyer and Shenton Opera Songbook, please contact David Shenton at 917-647-7288, [email protected] […]

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  • Outside the Ring Opera

    Outside the Ring–the Max Schmeling Joe Louis rivalry that defined two nations and the friendship that defined two men is a new full length opera in a series called “Tales of Transcendence” being developed by Bellissima Opera and produced by Working In Concert. The librettist is Christine Steyer and the composer is David Shenton. ​The Outside the […]

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  • International Women’s Day Concert 2023

    Join us for our 2nd Annual IWD Concert This all-female concert celebrates in songthe contributions of women in the arts! Sunday, March 5, 2:30pm,Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Oak Park ORDER your TICKETS BELOW: Premiering a vocal quartet “Will They Remember Life Was Beautiful?”— holding space for young lives lost to gun violence. Mary Grace […]

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  • International Women’s Day Concerts

    Our annual tribute launched in 2022. International Women’s Day Concert 2022 International Women’s Day Concert 2023

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