Church of Beethoven, Oak Park
at Open Door Theater
902 S. RIDGELAND, Oak Park
(Free parking across the street)
Sunday Mornings: Come-as-you-are for classical music, poetry, coffee and good company.
$10 for adults/$5 for children
All programs begin 10:30 a.m. come early at 10 a.m. for coffee and cookies.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018
Lyric Soprano Kim Jones
Tickets: $10 for Adults, $5 for children:
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018
OPEN DOOR THEATER
902 S. RIDGELAND AVE., OAK PARK IL
Our 2018 season kicks off with a bang! We are very excited to announce that Lyric Opera Ryan Center alum, Kim Jones will be performing our first Sunday concert of the season on Sunday, March 18th at 10:30.
Read about Kim Jones below:
Soprano Kimberly Eileen Jones is an alum of the Ryan Opera Center with the prestigious Lyric Opera of Chicago. Her performances there include the slave girl, Margru, in the world premiere of Anthony Davis' Amistad, which was released nationally on the New World recording label. She also portrayed the feisty Olga in Fedora, Princess Xenia in Boris Godunov, and the spitfire Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte student matinee performances. With the Ryan Opera Center, she portrayed Laetitia in Menotti's Old Maid and the Thief. Additionally, she made her Grant Park Festival debut as Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Adele (Die Fledermaus) the following season.
Kimberly performed in Houston Grand Opera's colorful production of the Magic Flute (Papagena), and reprised her role of Xenia in Boris Godunov. Also with Houston, she participated in their production of Porgy and Bess, as Clara. This tour graced the international stages of La Scala in Milan, the Bastille in Paris, and the Bunkamura in Tokyo, Japan. For her portrayal of Clara, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the NAACP Awards.
Church of Beethoven-Oak Park
The Church of Beethoven is "...a 'church' with no preaching, just uplifting music, poetry and two minutes of silence in an all-too-busy world."
The original Church of Beethoven was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Oak Park native and classical cellist Felix Wurman in a repurposed gas station on historic US Route 66. The Albuquerque Church grew out of its humble beginnings and moved into a larger arts space. Felix Wurman died of cancer in 2009, but the Church of Beethoven (now Sunday Chatter) lives on in Albuquerque and has sprouted new branches in Durham, NC, Washington DC, Tucson, AZ, San Diego, CA and here in Oak Park.
Started in Oak Park in 2011, Church of Beethoven presents Sunday morning classical music performances in an intimate and casual setting as well as poetry by local poets and two minutes of silence. The family-friendly concerts are designed to bring classical music to an intimate audience.
The concerts take place at Open Door Theater, 902 S. Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Park.
Hungry? join us at Eastgate Cafe, 102 Harrison St. after the performance.
Concertgoers receive a 15% discount.
Church of Beethoven is a non-profit 501(c) 3organization