Beverly O'Regan Thiele : Live In The Light

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 Notes & Reviews
 
I am a Classically trained professional opera singer, having sung with the Met, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, Germany, and many others. I grew up singing country western and even still do a little 'Irish Trad' now and again in the pubs of Chicago and New York. I have been very blessed with some amazing gigs - but since this is not an 'Opera' album, I'll go into those details later. Like most musicians, I've almost always had 'church gigs', as we call them, as a professional singer. This is where this CD comes in.... and this is where some of my greatest blessings have come from!!! I've always had wonderful experiences as a church musician and this has brought me some of the most fulfilling and fun music-making of my life! This is where these songs come from!I Like so many singers, I have sung solos and in church choir since I was about 3 years old. I became most moved by the contemporary Catholic hymns when cantering at Old St Mary's with Misty Schaeffert then Old St Pat's with Bill Fraher, music director at Old St. Pat's in Chicago. I love the simple honesty of these songs - both the beautiful melodies and the moving words. I would leave from singing anywhere from one to five masses any given weekend with so much love in my soul and the feeling that I could take on anything the world had to shove at me that week! This is the feeling I wanted to convey and share with the making of this CD. I'd wanted to make this CD for years and I wanted to make it with my dear friend Bill Fraher. With the catalyst of some unfortunate life events, in my own and of friends, I finally thought: come on now - just do it!! With the help of Richard Driehaus, an invaluable friend from Old St. Pat's, I was able to start thinking of this project seriously. Into the story come other amazing friends, Rick Walters, who has asked me to do several previous Classical recording projects with him, and then my unbelievably selfless friend, Dennis Cahill, who not only stepped up to produce this CD but also arranged many tracks and played on this; I have been given a gift for which no words of gratitude old Daniel Webster has found.... I also have to share one of my greatest inspirations for doing this CD, aside from my years of singing with congregations across the US, but my childhood class mate, Kenny Chihak. Kenny was one of the smartest and most athletic students in my class and was diagnosed with MS after his junior year of college. After living as normal a life as possible and working as an Industrial Engineer, Kenny has since had to move into the nursing home I once worked in as a nurse aide when in high school. I visit Kenny whenever I go home. His faith and character are unlike anyone I know. He inspires me to live a better, more Christian life and to fulfill these dreams God has given me. As Kenny says, 'Beverly, you're able to do this. Just DO it'! I hope you will be pleased with this, Kenny. As far as my professional career is concerned, as a classical singer, some highlights include performing 'Blanche' in Andre Previn's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center as well as 'Magda' in THE CONSUL with WNO, a role I also performed with Berkshire Opera and recorded on Newport Classics label; I've had the honor of creating the soprano lead in two world premiers by Michael Nyman in Karlsruhe, Germany. Also in Germany, I sang 'Chrysothemis' in ELEKTRA, 'Giulietta' in TALES OF HOFFMANN and 'Erste Dame' in DIE ZAUBERFLOTE, a role I also sang with Lyric Opera of Chicago and New York City Opera. 'Donna Elvira' in DON GIOVANNI with Glimmerglass Opera, Mississippi Opera and Toldedo Opera, 'Musetta' in LA BOHEME with Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera and Orlando Opera; 'Fiordiligi' in COSI FAN TUTTE with Lake George Opera, Opera Omaha and Fort Worth Opera; 'Miss Jessel' in TURN OF THE SCREW with England's Broomhill Festival; the title role of Tobias Picker's THERESE RAQUIN and 'Arkadina' in Thomas Pasatieri's THE SEAGULL with Dicapo Opera in New York City and

 
 Tracks
 
Be Thou My Vision
Blest Are They
Ag CriOst on SiOl
I Will Be the Vine
The Gift of Love
Ave Maria
The Clouds' Veil
You Are Mine
Lady of Knock
Panis Angelicus
On Eagles' Wings
Holy Is Your Name
We Are Called
The Lord's Prayer