Lost and Found:  Lovers Reunited

Separation makes the heart grow fonder.  For these lovers who find themselves separated by distance, class, or family intervention, they could not feel the pain of loss any more sharply.  Come along on the journey as they find ways to reconnect - sending messages through nature, skipping out of church to meet, and even finding peace in death.

Performances are in St. Louis, St. Charles, and Carlinville (IL).  Pianist Joseph Welch is joined by mezzo-soprano Brennan Blankenship of Houston, TX, and tenor Chase Hopkins, founder of Opera Edwardsville.

The program includes Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte, Moszkowski's Thraenen, selections from Britten's Folk Song Settings from the British Isles, and Bolcom's Cabaret Songs.


Dr. Joseph D. Welch


Brennan Blankenship


Chase Henry Hopkins


First Concert

Friday, March 22, 2019


Bothwell Auditorium

Blackburn College

700 College Ave

Carlinville, IL 62626

Second Concert

Saturday, March 23, 2019


The Chapel

6238 Alexander Dr

St. Louis, MO 63105

Third Concert

Sunday, March 24, 2019


St. John United Church of Christ

405 S 5th St

St. Charles, MO 63301