Lunch Break News Release: 11/10/2022





Creative OPERAtions is hosting FEED THE SOUL: a free concert with a free meal, to underserved communities in Monmouth County in hopes to inspire a new generation of classical music enthusiasts. 


Monmouth County, NJ: Creative OPERAtions, a local non-profit dedicated to bridging the gap between classical music genres and communities who do not have regular or easy access to the artforms, is hosting its first-ever community performance initiative: FEED THE SOUL. 


In partnership with Lunch Break, the concert is set to take place at the United Methodist Church in Red Bank, on Tuesday, November 15th, starting at 5:30pm. Attendees will receive a delicious meal, provided by Lunch Break’s annual gala honoree EatClean Bro, as well as Tino’s Mexican Kitchen , and an evening full of professional performances by local artists in Opera, Dance, Jazz, Latin, Musical Theater, and a special performance by the students of the Count Basie Center Academy. 


This event is made possible in part from the Monmouth Arts Renew 2022 Grant, which supports free arts events and live performances in Monmouth County this year. Schuman Cheese, the event’s headline sponsor, as well as Lunch Break, the event’s main partner, are both integral in its success. 


Corinne Schaefer, CEO of Creative OPERAtions and a professional

opera singer, as well as the visionary and Artistic Director behind this event, recently returned to her roots at the Jersey Shore after wrapping up performances as Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera, concluding a decade-long career in Germany. She was inspired during the pandemic to bring her passions to new audiences in hope of encouraging a new generation of classical music lovers.


Corinne says ‘I view this as an opportunity for our local communities to unite and become stronger together. I am so excited to see this event come to life and hope we can continue to bring the Arts to new communities. The local support of our partners and sponsors has been incredible.’


 “We are grateful to Corinne and her team for bringing our clients this wonderful opportunity to enjoy an evening out and experience opera. It is such a special treat for our community members in need. We hope this event will be the catalyst for more future performances and occasions for fellowship,” said Lunch Break Executive Director Gwendolyn Love.

Visit to learn more and register by November 10th to guarantee a meal.