Mind the Gap Films Press Release (Excerpt)

Hallelujah Broadway is based on the simple premise that powerful songs can bring an audience to their feet, gladden their hearts and give them something to really feel good about.

This 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 recorded in Prague, Monday 8th February 2010.


Hallelujah Broadway began airing across the nation on Public Television on July 31, 2010.  Please check your local PBS listings for airings, re-airings and seasonal pledgings in your area; (Greater Chicagoland area, WYIN, WTTW).  Thank you so much for supporting Public Television and Hallelujah Broadway!

EMI/Manhattan Records released Hallelujah Broadway DVDs/CDs online and in selected stores across the nation on September 14, 2010; and in Ireland, November 12, 2010.  You may also purchase product from any PBS station that has aired Hallelujah Broadway; (PBS orders include bonus DVD tracks).


Upcoming 2010-2012 engagements, airings:  Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon will present and perform at the Wright State University Music & Medicine Symposium in Dayton, Ohio; YMP Artist Residency at the University of California in Berkeley; EMI Event, NYC; American Ireland Fund Event; Tuba Bach Chamber Music Fest; Too Hot to Handel at the Detroit Opera House and Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre; Holders Season Gala, Barbados; Variety the Children’s Charity World Conference 2011 Event; Cincinnati Pops Symphony.

Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon will appear live on Cincinnati’s WCET (PBS) pledging Hallelujah Broadway, Cincinnati Pops Symphony, Monday, June 6, 2011, 8pm.  Please tune in and pledge your support!  Alfreda, Rodrick and Anthony Kearns will join Maestro John Morris Russell, Cincinnati Pops Symphony, May Festival Summer Chorus and Director, Robert Porco on August 6, 2011.  See you there!

Tickets for live performances of Hallelujah Broadway (Sept. 17, 2011) and Too Hot to Handel (Jan. 14 & 15, 2012) are now on sale at the Auditorium Theatre.   See below link.  Please come out!  We’d love to see you there!


Too Hot to Handel will be performed at the Detroit Opera House on December 4, 2011 at 3:00pm.


Alfreda Burke & Rodrick Dixon will perform their Duo Concert February through April in perhaps a city near you!  Watch for us in Alabama, South Carolina, Kentucky, Connecticut!


Old St. Patrick’s Church presents the 16th Annual Celtic Celebration, Siamsa na nGael,  Monday, March 12, 2012, 7:30pm  at  Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Experience performances through song, dance and story presented by:  Award-Winning Actor Brian Dennehy, Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, Old St. Patrick’s Concert Choir, Irish Instrumentalists, Trinity Irish Dancers, Soul Children of Chicago Choir and vocalists:  Alfreda Burke, Catherine O’Connell, Rodrick Dixon, Michael Londra and many more.

For tickets, call 312.294.3000 or visit


During July and August, Alfreda Burke & Rodrick Dixon look forward to an Artist Residency with the brilliant, talented youth of visionary Daisy Newman’s Young Musicians Choral Orchestra (YMCO) in the Oakland, CA area.


Rodrick Dixon and Alfreda Burke are pleased and honored to participate in the events and live taping of the 62nd Miss World Final in Ordos (Inner Mongolia), China, Saturday, August 18, 2012.  (Julia Morley is Chairman and Chief Executive of the Miss World Organisation, UK.)


Songs of a Dream, duo concert of Alfreda Burke & Rodrick Dixon, Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 pm at the Katten/Landau Studio, 425 South Wabash, 4th Floor.

An intimate cabaret performance with Auditorium Theatre favorites, Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon, as they take us on a musical journey of their love story and professional revelations.  …From Verdi and Puccini to Gershwin, Bernstein and Lloyd Webber, and lots in between!

Songs of a Dream is available for booking in 2013 and beyond through the Auditorium Theatre.  Please contact Kathy Bliss for more information at (312)341-2365 or

For more information, click on below link:


It’s that time again!  Too Hot to Handel at the Detroit Opera House, December 21, 2013; and Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, January 18th and 19th, 2014!

Also check Alfreda Burke & Rodrick Dixon out at now part of the Library of Congress.

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