Show tunes and classical songs at Trinity Lutheran Church

Judi Siirila Paskowitz, soprano from Los Angeles, California, will give a free solo recital featuring show tunes and classical arias on Sunday, July 28, 2013 Judi Siirilaat 2pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills, Minnesota.  Janell Brakel will accompany Judi on piano.  This recital is presented by the members of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center and will feature songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Meredith Willson, and Andrew Lloyd Webber in addition to Puccini, Mozart, and Cole Porter.

A native of Los Angeles, Judith Siirila has appeared in leading roles in such operas as Lucia di Lammermoor, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Aida, Il Trovatore, Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, The Magic Flute, Die Fledermaus and Hansel and Gretel, with companies that include the Long Beach Opera, West Coast Opera, Opera Theatre of the Inland Empire, West End Opera and the Redlands Bowl Festival. She was a member of Opera A La Carte, the touring repertory Gilbert & Sullivan company, performing lead roles in The Mikado, Patience and The Pirates of Penzance. Judi has appeared as soprano soloist with numerous symphony orchestras, including the Redlands, Torrance, Palisades, Cypress and Westchester Symphonies, as well as the Estonian National Symphony.