Embracing Broadway and Jazz Favorites for Valentine's Day
School Sisters of St. Francis Welcome The Bernadette Garza Duo February 8
Mezzo-soprano Bernadette Garza and pianist Kimberly Mandelkow will transport us back to more gallant and elegant days, reviving spirits dampened by the winter blahs. You'll hear classic tunes like "On the Street Where You Live" from My Fair Lady, George Gershwin's "Someone to Watch Over Me," Nat King Cole's "L-O-V-E," and many more. Aspiring Fred-and-Gingers are welcomed and encouraged to cut a rug on the dance floor throughout the program.
Ms. Garza performs throughout the Chicago area as the lead vocalist for the variety bands 4th Beat and Déjà Vu. She has been a featured artist for Uptown Underground's live jazz series and a regular on other series as well. In addition to her jazz career, she has enjoyed portraying both lead and other significant characters in such operas as Carmen, Madama Butterfly, and Ragtime. She graduated with a master's degree in voice from the Chicago Conservatory of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and brings more than a decade of professional showmanship to the stage.
Bernadette will be joined on the piano by her longtime friend Kimberly Mandelkow, who, too, is a woman of many talents. Not only does Ms. Mandelkow have a degree in music and religion from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, but she also has a master's degree in pastoral theology from Indiana's St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. Kimberly is a former Benedictine sister and now serves as the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Director for the Office for Worship.
Tickets are just $15 and are on sale now. Send checks written to: School Sisters of St. Francis Outreach; c/o Donna O'Loughlin; St. Joseph Center; 1501 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215. Questions? Contact: 414-385-
Visitors are encouraged to enjoy ample free parking at 29th St. and Orchard St. behind St. Joseph Center. www.sssf.org.