Mind the Gap Films Press Release

Hallelujah Broadway is a feast of inspired vocal performances set in the baroque magnificence of the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude, home to the Prague Symphony.  Crucially, Hallelujah Broadway will have star central performances from three featured soloists -the amazing tenor Rodrick Dixon, the powerful soprano from the Chicago Symphony Alfreda Burke, and the marvellous Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns.   The show also features as a special guest one of Broadway’s leading ladies - Linda Eder.

Hallelujah Broadway was taped in Prague, Monday 8th February 2010; and began airing on Public Television across the nation on July 31, 2010.

*EMI/Manhattan Records released HB DVDs/CDs online (, Barnes & Noble, CD Universe, PBS, etc.).


Alex North, American Composer, Film (1910 – 1991)

- Streetcar Named Desire, Spartacus, the Misfits, Under the   Volcano, Prizzi’s Honor, etc.

The Michael Teolis Singers will be presenting Alex North’s cantata, Negro Mother at their annual spring concert in Oak Park, Illinois, May 4, 2019. This jazzy and insightful work, set to the poem of Langston Hughes, was composed and first performed in 1940 and believed to have had its last performance in New York in 1947; and its Chicago premier featuring Soprano, Alfreda Burke in Spring 2010.

An excerpt of this Chicago Negro Mother performance was featured in Jon Burlingame’s October 24,  2010 two-hour retrospective of Alex North’s music on LA’s classical radio KUSC.  The broadcast time was 2:00pm Pacific Time, 4:00pm Central Standard Time; streaming on                              Burke’s Negro Mother performance with the Michael Teolis Singers is archived in the Margaret Herrick Library (the main repository of print, graphic, research materials of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences).


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Come experience Too Hot to Handel at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, April 21-22, 2018; Detroit Opera House, December 1, 2018; and Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, January 19-20, 2019!  We are pleased to say that the Chicago production will livestream for the 3rd year to the prisons across America, thanks to the Elmhurst CRC and Auditorium Theatre partnership.

Light, Life and Love from the One who is called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace!!!                    Isaiah 9:6 

Upcoming 2019 performances also include the Trey Clegg Singers (Atlanta); Variety Children’s Charity Telethon; Hannibal Lokumbe’s Crucifixion Resurrection (Chicago), honoring the nine lives slain at Mother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC, in 2015; and all victims of gun violence.  Crucifixion Resurrection participants include Dr. Tom Zelle and Dr. Helen Hudgens, North Park University Choirs and Orchestra, Oakdale Covenant Church, Trinity United Church of Christ, Willow Creek Chicago, Chicago Police Department Choir; speakers Delphine Cherry, Pamela Bosley, Latoya Smith; four scribes representing 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL 1963 bombing victims, etc.  Other performances for Ms. Burke include Michael Teolis Singers;  Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon sing in the historical Mayoral Inauguration of The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, May 2019 (Chicago’s Wintrust Arena);  Tuba Bach Festival; the UK and more.