In a Lyric Opera Chapter, opera lovers of all ages get together to enjoy lectures, musical performances, special events, volunteer opportunities, and each other's company. Each Chapter is chartered with the dual purpose of raising money to enhance educational and community-engagement programs and generating support for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Chapter members enjoy certain exclusive benefits, including the opportunity to be an Operathon volunteer, the chance to be a sales volunteer at OperaShop, the Chapter member price for all Community Chapter programs, and much more!
Dues of $25 are payable annually to the community-based Chapter of your choice, where members attend programs and events throughout the season with varying registration fees.
Operathon is conducted by the Lyric Opera Chapters with all proceeds supporting Lyric Opera of Chicago's education and community-engagement programs for children, adults, and seniors. Chapter members have the opportunity to volunteer to work on Operathon day in a variety of tasks...talk to donors by being on the "front line" in the phone room, tabulating the sales and contributions, networking with fellow volunteers, welcoming fellow chapter members and orienting them to their assigned duties. Chapter member involvement is essential to Lyric's success.
Stars from Lyric's productions are heard on-air, encouraging listeners to phone in their pledges of support. A stunning selection of Lyric Opera merchandise and autographed items are offered via the Operathon catalog. A selection of exclusive merchandise and season posters are available in our online gift store, OperaShop.
For more information, contact the OperaShop hotline at 312-827-5658.
Chapter Program Events
Chapter members are welcome to attend all Chapter events at the member price!
Thursday, June 4 at 11AM
Indian Hill Club
One Indian Hill Road, Winnetka, IL
Luncheon and Program "Two Basses and a Tenor: Jeffrey Horvath,
Timothy Filliman and Edward Zelnis"
For reservation send a check for $60, made out to Winnetka Chapter LOC
and names of anyone you wish to sit with, mail to Mrs. Renate Norum, 310
Versailles Drive, Northbrook IL 60062. Payment in advance is required.
Lake Geneva Chapter:
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4PM
The Abbey Resort, Porto Room
269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana, WI
Annual Social Gathering “New Beginnings”- Instrumental Presentations
M: $50 G: $50
Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 4PM
Lake Geneva Country Club
W3398 South Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147
Performance “Magical Memories”
Celeste Rue, Musical Director, Pianist
M: $80 G: $100
Sunday, April 26, 2015
3935 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL
Dinner followed by opera competition's
Fee: $50 for reservations, call Kooki
Finkelman, (847) 347-4383
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Skokie Country Club
500 Washington Ave., Glencoe, IL
Program: The Life of Robert & Clara Schumann
Peter & Kathleen van de Graaff
Gathering 11:00 AM; Program 11:15 followed
, 2015 12:30PM
University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Spectacular spring concert and lunch featuring stars from the Lyric Opera Chorus
M: $65 G: $70,for reservations call Erica Erichat (773) 525-2847
Reservations by April 27th
Northfield, Northwest and Wilmette
Thursday, May 14
Skokie Country Club
500 Washington Ave, Glencoe, IL 60022
Spring luncheon along with the program of Peter and Kathleen
Van De Graaff portraying Robert and Clara Schumann.
April 26, 2015 at 2 pm
Park, IL 60035
program with Dr. Stephen Alltop - piano and Josefien Stoppelenkurg - soprano
and guests $ 20.00
8350262 or 1847 8353101
, 2015 at
Biltmore Country Club in Barrington
Musical Program by the St. Charles singers
M: $65 G: $7