Join Chicago Fringe Opera in celebrating the immeasurable contributions of the LGBTQ community within the world of performing arts with a Virtual Pride Celebration. This online concert event will highlight the works of living LGBTQ composers performed by members and allies of the LGBTQ community. Featuring the world premiere of a piece by composer/conductor, Brandon Williams.

Livestream

Program

01.

"Sure on This Shining Night"

Composed by Kyra Leigh
Performed by LaRob Payton & Michael Oldham
02.

"Electric"

Composed by Jasmine Thomasian
Text by Claire DiVizio
Performed by Claire DiVizio
03.

"Halfway"

Composed by Heidi Joosten
Text by Robin West
Performed by Megan Fletcher & Michael Oldham
04.

"Nightingale Songs"

Composed by Rosśa Crean
Performed by Jessie Lyons
05.

"Song for Uncertain Times"

Composed and performed by Michael Oldham
06.

"My Love Is Less For Thee"

Composed by Brandon Williams
Performed by Jonathan Zeng & Michael Oldham
07.

"Song of Myself"

Composed by Kyra Leigh
Performed by Jonathan Zeng, LaRob Payton, Megan Fletcher, & Michael Oldham

Cast

Rosśa Crean

Composer

Claire DiVizio

Soloist

Megan Fletcher

Soloist

Heidi Joosten

Composer

Kyra Leigh

Composer

Jessie Lyons

Soloist

Michael R. Oldham

Pianist

LaRob K. Payton

Soloist

Jasmine Thomasian

Composer

Robin West

Composer

Brandon Williams

Composer

Jonathan Zeng

Soloist
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation