Important Dates: OPUS 2018 Year End Concert Events!

Yes, it is going to be “the most wonderful time of the year” again, and once more, the OPUS chamber music ensembles’ HOLIDAY CONCERTS will make so many seniors feel it is indeed “THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME.”  We invite all to be a part.

  • There is a 2-Hour Coaching Session on Wednesday December 26th in 3 separate time slotsA: 9 – 11 pm; B: 12 – 2 pm; or C: 2 – 4 pm at St. Margret Mary Parish (west of Kennedy Junior High School),  1450 Green Trails Dr., Naperville, IL 60540.  Tell us A, B or C if you have a preference.  There will be $15/person fee.  Bring the fee to the lesson.  You must attend the coaching session in order to perform.


  • Thursday, December 27th:
    • Villa St. Benedict, Lisle – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
    • Brookdale, Lisle – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, December 28th:
    • Monarch Landing, Naperville – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
    • St. Patrick’s Residence, Naperville – 3:oo pm – 4:00 pm.

The music selections will be mostly inspirational and joyful music appropriate for the holiday season. This will be a lot of fun as we bring cheer to all while we have a fantastic time together!

Reminder: Upcoming Chamber Music Workshop and Holiday Concerts

These events are a great way to develop and increase students’ social responsibility by giving back and sharing musical talents with most appreciative senior citizens.  Sign-up details are here.

Music Director: Mara Gallagher and many Faculty and Coaching Assistants

NTL Workshop: Attend a two-hour coaching session on either (1) 5-7 pm or (2) 7-9 pm on Friday, December 18th; or (3) 10-12 noon, (4) 1 – 3 pm, or (5) 3 – 5 pm session on Saturday, December 19th.  Please indicate your 1st and 2nd choices by numbering (1), (2) … (5).

Fee: $15/person   Venue: classrooms of North Central College

Music: (mostly holiday music) will be emailed to you 1 to 2 weeks before December 18th.

Holiday Concerts have been arranged at the following senior residences:

Wednesday, December 23rd:

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Plymouth Place, LaGrange (a)
  • 3:15 – 4:00 pm, Eve Assisted Living, Hinsdale (b)

Tues Dec. 29th:

  • 10:15-11:00 am Brookdale, Lisle (c)
  • Lunch by OPUS in Naperville downtown (d) (Please RSVP to Camp Director)
  • 1:15 – 2:15 pm, Monarch Landing, Naperville (e)
  • 3:00-4:00 pm, Villa St. Benedict, Lisle (f)

Please indicate your intended participation in (a) through (f).

We thank you in advance for considering to participate in Holiday Concerts.

Chinese Fine Arts Society Presents the 29th Annual Music Festival in Honor of Confucius

logoThe Chinese Fine Arts Society is pleased to present the 29th Annual Music Festival in Honor of Confucius. This year’s competitions and festival performances will take place on Sunday, October 20, 2013, all day, at the Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago, 1312 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. This festival introduces participants to the rich heritage of Chinese music through competitions and scholarships. Music teachers welcome it; young musicians look forward to participating in it; the packed audience at the Winners Concerts enjoy and appreciate it. Alumni of this popular program have gone on to attend music conservatories, and many have developed successful professional music careers. Go to their website for more information.