PLAY NOW: Rick & Lynne Church, IAC Musical Theatre

Jul 30, 2014

'Les Miserables' at Interlochen Arts Camp, Summer 2014. Rick and Lynne Church (Musical Director and Vocal Coach) shared highlights and related music on Morning Classical

Les Miserables is one of those "dream" shows for actors in musical theatre.  If you've never done it, you pray you'll be in it, and if you've been in it, you'll never forget it. This summer, Interlochen Arts Camp students had a chance to do the dream show with a dream team - Rick and Lynne Church.  Rick was the show's Musical Director and Conductor, and Lynne served as Vocal Coach for the young singers.  The delightful Churches have had fascinating careers (so far - more to come!) and brought all their expertise to the actors.  To us, they brought terrific music from Les Mis and music that Victor Hugo might have been listening to when he was writing his epic about the French Revolution. BONUS for those listening to the stream - Lynne shared a recording of her own performance in Pagliacci! (We've substituted Maria Callas on our Spotify playlist; click, "Read more." )

Lynne Church

Listen to the streaming link to hear the music in real time, with Rick and Lynne discussing its relevance. We had so much fun selecting and chatting about the music that we had more than we could fit into our hour, so you might see a few treats on our Spotify playlist that didn't make it on the air.


Listen on Spotify, below, or click here (links to the web player; opens a new browser window. Account required (free).


  1. Bring Him Home/Les Miserables/Boublil-Schonberg
  2. Music of the Night/Phantom of the Opera/Lloyd Webber
  3. Ah mes ami, quel jour de fete/La Fille du Regiment/Offenbach
  4. A Heart Full of Love/Les Miserables
  5. The Presentation of the Rose/Der Rosenkavalier​/Strauss
  6. String Quartet No. 1 in A minor/Dvorak
  7. Mephisto Waltz/Liszt
  8. Can-Can (Infernal Galop)/Orpheus in the Underworld/Offenbach
  9. Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35/Brahms
  10. Pie Jesu/Requiem/Faure
  11. Stridono Lassu/Pagliacci
  12. Act III, Scene 4/Dialogues of the Carmelites/Poulenc
  13. Overture/Le Nozze di Figaro/Mozart