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.  Soprano, Alfreda Burke, will be the featured soloist.

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


Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (Chicago) YouTube:


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; this collaboration includes North Park University Choirs and Orchestra, Oakdale Covenant Church, Second Baptist Church of Evanston, Chicago Police Department Gospel Choir, Sarah Collins (16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL 1963 bombing survivor), etc.; Michael Teolis Singers; Tuba Bach Festival; and more.