International Women's Day Concert Extravaganza
Award-winning female singers are centerstage for our 2022 International Womens Day (IWD) concert celebrating this years IWD theme, Break the Bias. The concert is presented by Bellissima Opera, an initiative of Working In Concert, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Headlining the event are award-winning sopranos Michelle Areyzaga, Jonita Lattimore and Christine Steyer, along with contralto Corinne Wallace-Crane. They will be accompanied by collaborative pianists Dana Brown and Jennifer McCabe.
Guest artists are M.G. Bertulfo, emcee and author, who will read from her novel-in-progress about a young Filipino girl, and Kumu Hula June Kaililani Tanoue with a performance by Halau I Ka Pono (The Hula School of Chicago). Images by Japanese artist Mimei Sakamoto will serve as magnificent backdrops. Claudia Hommel, Working In Concerts Executive Director, and The Reverend Kathy Nolte of Good Shepherd will open the event.
Local composers represented at the concert are Lita Grier, Lena J. McLin, Patrice Michaels and Elizabeth Rudolph. The evening will also showcase music from "Future Perfect*a modern fairytale, set to the lyrics of young women from Lane Tech College Prep and Senn High Schools.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
611 Randolph Street, Oak Park
The building is accessible.
Free street parking is available.
-enter through the East Ave main door
-arrive no later than 6:45 p.m, doors open at 6:25
-concert is 100 minutes without intermission
-be prepared to show proof of vaccination and ID
-masks are required for this performance
Bring a friend! There are still a number of tickets left.
Online sales end March 8 at 3 PM.
Tickets will be sold at the door if available
Tickets: $10 students, $25 regular, $40 VIP with onsite reception with artists after concerts.
Bought a student or regular ticket? Upgrade to our fabulous VIP reception when you check in for $15.
Please support our artists!
Artists merchandise will be for sale: songbooks, CD's, decorative items and sweets.
Any method of payment is acceptable however cash (small bills) and checks (to Working In Concert) are preferred.
Bellissima Opera (Oak Park), presents innovative classical concert experiences. It is an initiative of Working in Concert (Chicago). WIC educates, advocates for, and mobilizes a global community of singers who use the art of song to empower lives and build community.
Donors supporting this concert include Jethra Kapp, Eleanor Sharpe, Illinois Arts Council and Artstour.
*The world premiere of David Shenton's 'Future Perfect', commissioned by Bellissima Opera/Working In Concert, will take place at the Kehrein Center for the Arts in Chicago this June.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (View)
611 Randolph St
Oak Park, IL 60302
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
We strive to remove all physical barriers and limitations within the performance venue to create a welcoming and inclusive space. Please note: the side entrance to the church at the northwest side (Randolph street) provides street level access via a ramp. Additionally, there is an elevator to the concert hall, reception area and restrooms. If you are needing to enter through Randolph Street, please notify us ahead of time so an usher can be on site to let you in through that side entrance. We encouraged those with mobility impairment to arrive by 6:45 for optimal seating.