The 12 Days of opera edwardsville

December 12-23, 2020

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A New Take on OE's Signature Holiday Event.

To celebrate the holiday season, Opera Edwardsville will premiere a daily filmed performance for The 12 Days of Opera Edwardsville, from December 12-23rd. To watch and enjoy, sign up for OE's Mailing List for a full season of festive holiday music!

These performances honor what would have been Opera Edwardsville’s 3rd annual holiday event. OE partnered with Once Films, a St. Louis-based video production company to film these performances live on the stage of the historic Wildey Theater in downtown Edwardsville.

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THE 12 DAYS OF OPERA EDWARDSVILLE

Premiering daily by email and on facebook, December 12-23.

Day 1: Jingle Bells

Caroline Robinson (harp)

Day 2: Gesu Bambino

Christine Brewer (soprano), Chase Hopkins (tenor), and Joseph Welch (piano)

Day 3: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Hannah Frey (violin) and Joseph Welch (piano)

Day 4: Angels We Have Heard on High

Marc Schapman (tenor) and Joseph Welch (piano)

Day 5: We Three Kings

Stephanie Hunt (cello) and Joseph Welch (piano)

Day 6: Ave Maria

Student feature sponsored by the Edwardsville Rotary Club.

Cady Thomas (soprano) and Joseph Welch (piano)

Day 7: Ding Dong Merrily on High

Joseph Welch (piano)

Day 8: Joy to the World Medley

Recorded from around the world, featuring past OE soloists at home in Australia, Scotland, Florida, Chicago, St. Louis, Bunker Hill and Edwardsville.

Julie Kelsheimer (soprano), Sofia Troncoso (soprano), Penelope Cousland (mezzo), Chase Hopkins (tenor), Evan Bravos (baritone), Hannah Frey (violin), and Joseph Welch (piano)

Day 9: O come o come Emmanuel

Hannah Frey (violin) and Joseph Welch (piano)

Day 10: Lo How a Rose e'er Blooming

Chase Hopkins (tenor), Stephanie Hunt (cello), and Joseph Welch (piano)

Day 11: O Holy Night

Christine Brewer (soprano) and Joseph Welch (piano)

Day 12: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Recorded from around the world, featuring past OE soloists at home in Australia, Scotland, Florida, Chicago, St. Louis, Bunker Hill and Edwardsville.

Julie Kelsheimer (soprano), Sofia Troncoso (soprano), Penelope Cousland (mezzo), Chase Hopkins (tenor), Evan Bravos (baritone), and Joseph Welch (piano)

Performers:

Christine Brewer, soprano

Chase Hopkins, tenor

Julie Tabash Kelsheimer, soprano

Cady Thomas, soprano

Sofia Troncoso, soprano

Penelope Cousland, mezzo

Marc Schapman, tenor

Evan Bravos, baritone

Hannah Frey, violin

Stephanie Hunt, cello

Caroline Robinson, harp

Joseph Welch, piano

Production & Film Team

To honor what would have been Opera Edwardsville’s 3rd annual holiday event, OE partnered with Once Films, a St. Louis-based video production company, to film these performances live on the stage of the historic Wildey Theater in downtown Edwardsville.

Chase Hopkins, creative producer

Chris Ryan, film director & Founder of Once Films

Dylan Kaericher, Justin Staggs, Molly Bazow, camera operators

Scott Evers, photographer


Special thanks to the Wildey Theater and Steinway & Sons for use of the theater and concert grand piano.

This performance is made possible by the generous support of:

With additional support from and special thanks to:

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THE 12 DAYS OF OPERA EDWARDSVILLE