Diva Montell, Jeorge Holmes to star in free St. Charles concert

Diva Montell and Jeorge Holmes will perform in the Wednesdays@1 concert series in St. Charles.

The “Wednesdays @ One” event series, produced by the Norris Cultural Arts Center, resumes March 2 at the Baker Community Center in downtown St. Charles with a free program titled “Before Broadway, There Was Operetta,” featuring vocalists Jeorge Holmes and Diva Montell.

Before the Broadway musical, America experienced a golden age of operetta during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The songs of Sigmund Romberg, Franz Lehar, Johann Strauss II and other operetta composers were popular staples of American musical culture for decades, and provided an evolutionary foundation for the rise of what we know today as the Broadway musical, a news release stated.

Jeorge Holmes is one of the Chicago area’s top performers, and travels wherever his voice will take him. His repertoire ranges from Elvis to Pavarotti, blues to Broadway, pop to opera, and Christian gospel to big band.

Diva Montell is a popular Chicago area singer and entertainer, classically trained in opera and vocal performance at DePaul University School of Music and the American Conservatory of Music.

Admission is free, but people are asked to register online at norris-cultural-arts.ticketleap.com/jeorge-holmes--diva-montell-before-broadway-there-was-operetta. Visit www.NorrisCulturalArts.com for information on this and other Norris-produced events and concerts.