Chapter Community

About the Lyric Chapters

In a Lyric Chapter, opera lovers of all ages get together to enjoy lectures, musical performances, events, volunteer opportunities, and each other's company. Each Chapter is chartered with the dual purpose of providing educational programs in their communities and raising money to support community engagement and educational programs at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Your annual Chapter membership commitment includes $25 dues and a minimum contribution of $75. 

Your spouse or partner is welcomed to join with an additional dues payment of $25.

You are welcome to join additional Chapters with an additional dues payment of $25 per Chapter.

Join a Chapter today!

Chapter Community

  • Barrington & NW Suburban
  • Evanston
  • Glencoe-Wilmette
  • Hinsdale
  • Lake Geneva
  • Near North
  • Northfield 
  • Riverside
  • Winnetka

Chapter member engagement opportunities

  • Educational and volunteer opportunities in your community
  • Social gatherings with other opera lovers in your community
  • Lectures, musical performances, and events
  • Access to programs at all 9 Lyric Community Chapters
  • Connection with a vast network of Chicagoland opera lovers
  • Member pricing for any community chapter program, including those offered by other chapters

Upcoming Chapter events

October 4, Monday 11:30 am 
Nineteenth Century Club features Lullaby of Broadway with Baritones Evan Bravos and Bill MacMurray in  Oak Park and livestreamed. Luncheon available.  

October 5, Tuesday 7:00 pm 
Riverside Chapter hosts Macbeth lecture with music and video highlights by Rick Greenman at the  Riverside Town Hall Building. Free 

October 17, Sunday 3:00 pm 
The Wagner Society sponsors An hour of Anna Russel by soprano Genevieve Thiers with pianist Hedi  Joosten. Michigan Shores Club. $15 chapter members (guests $20) 

October 19, Tuesday 12:00 pm 
Glencoe Wilmette Chapter An Autumn Affair at the Sunset Ridge Country Club featuring soprano Susie  Friedman with pianist Paul Dykstra. RSVP by Oct 12. $70 

October 24, Sunday 2:00 pm 
Pavarotti the film will be screened at the Riverside Public Library by the Riverside Chapter. 

November, date TBD 
Glencoe Wilmette opera lecture by John Piepgras 

November 4, Thursday 
Hinsdale Chapter, lecture by Belinda Potoma on Florencia en el Amazones at a local restaurant. Details soon. 

November 4, Thurday 11:30 am 
Near North Chapter lecture on Florencia en el Amazones by John Clum. At the Chicago Firehouse includes lunch with wine. $65 

November 10, Wednesday 7:00 pm 
Riverside Chapter will host a Zoom book club discussion on the book The King and I: The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary by Herbert Breslin. Register here.

December 1, Wednesday 
Hinsdale Chapter Holiday Party. 

December 5, Sunday 12:00 pm
Evanston Chapter, The Wagner Society of America and our North Shore Chapters host their annual holiday event at the Merion Crystal Ballroom in Evanston. Dramatic soprano, Alexandra Lobianco performs with pianist, Laurann Gilley. 

December 9, Thursday 7:00 pm
Riverside Chapter holiday party in a River Forest home featuring soprano Christine Steyer with pianist Lisa  Kristina. (Riverside members only due to space limitation). 

December 13, Monday 
Near North Chapter Holiday Party at the Fortnightly.

January 16,  
Near North Chapter lecture on Proving Up.

March 19 
Near North Chapter lecture on Fire Shut up in My Bones.

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Photos: Kyle Flubacker