'Damsels and Divas: A Musical Revue' comes to St. Charles Feb. 16

  • AnDrea James

    AnDrea James

  • Valerie Heinkel-Bollero

    Valerie Heinkel-Bollero

Submitted by St. Charles Public Library
Posted2/11/2020 9:12 PM

The St. Charles Public Library's Sunday Concert Series continues at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, with "Damsels and Divas: A Musical Revue."

From Leonard Bernstein to Sara Bareilles, from classic to modern, from damsels to divas, soprano AnDréa James and pianist Valerie Heinkel-Bollero will collaborate on this recital.


They explore some of the great classics of the musical theater genre as well as many of the new pieces to currently grace the stage. Romantic or heart-rendering, glitzy or witty, triumphant or tragic, these songs have one thing in common: they move you.

James completed her Master's Degree in Vocal Performance at Northern Illinois University, where she received the Outstanding Graduate Student award (2014-15) and was a winner of the NIU Philharmonic Concerto Competition (2015). Over the past 10 years, she has held many different teaching, accompanying, conducting and directing positions at churches and schools.

Heinkel-Bollero graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb with a Masters in Music Composition and theory, with an emphasis in vocal music and piano accompanying. Post-graduate work brought her to the public school forum, where she is a National Board Certified teacher of choral and general music. Both James and Heinkel-Bollero are members of the St. Charles Singers.

This event is part of the Library's Sunday Concert Series, featuring a wide variety of live musical performances. This performance is funded through donations to the St. Charles Public Library Foundation. The public is welcome, and the concert is free to attend.

The St. Charles Public Library is located at 1 S. Sixth Ave. in St. Charles. For more information, visit www.scpld.org or call (630) 584-0076.

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