1997 – 1998

Saturday, October 25th

Closer Than Ever

Jeff R. Jones, Director Roger L. Bingaman, Musical Director

Closer Than Ever, by Richard Maltby, Jr. (lyrics) and David Shire (music), is a musical revue focusing on modern life, relationships and experiences.


Christmas Extravaganza


Christmas Extravaganza, a holiday concert featuring Perfect 5th and the Irving Park Chancel Choir in a program of both secular and sacred music, traditional and contemporary Christmas music, directed by Roger L. Bingaman, Music Director for Bowen Park Opera and Irving Park Lutheran Church.  Perfect 5th includes soprano Jennifer Layman, mezzo-soprano Sara Stern, tenor Erich Buchholz, baritone  John Hacker, and pianist Roger L. Bingaman.  Other soloists in the program are Bart Lind Smith and soprano Carolyn Irvin.


In Recital

Ann McMann, Soprano Dana Brown, Pianist

Richard Strauss; Cäcilie, Nacht, Drei Lieder der Ophelia (Shakespeare), Samuel Barber; Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Otto Respighi Deltà Silvane, Erik Satie; Trois Mélodies de 1916, Je te veux, La Diva de “l’Empire”

Sunday, February 22nd

In Recital

Alexandru Dumitrache, Cello Dana Brown, Piano

Sonata in A Major, op 69 Ludwig van Beethoven, Three Pieces Gabriel Fauré, Sonata in d minor, op. 40 Dmitry Shostakovich


Sunday, April 26

Piano Duo

Roger L. Bingaman and Dana Brown


Muzio Clementi Tre Pezzi Three Pieces, Franz Schubert Fantasie in f minor, op. 103, Georges Bizet Jeux d’enfants, op. 22 Children’s Games Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag (Arr. Denes Agay), Gladiolus Rag, “The Easy Winners”, The Entertainer