Upper Arlington News

Covenant to host musical groups in concert this Saturday

Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2070 Ridgecliff Road, will host a concert by UCELLI ProMusica Celli and Friends at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Covenant Presbyterian Church sanctuary as part of the 2013-14 Covenant Performing Arts Series.

This concert had been postponed due to bad weather in January.

Marc Moskovitz from Durham, N.C., Cora Kuyvenhoven from Upper Arlington, Nathaniel Chaitkin from Cincinnati and Joel Becktell from Albuquerque, N.M., will perform music ranging from Palestrina, Vivaldi and Mozart to the present, blues and American pop.

During the second half of the concert, more than 25 local cellists, both students and professionals, will join UCELLI to perform a traditional American tune.

Freewill offerings will benefit Judge Paul Herbert's CATCH Court to help women trapped in the human trafficking sex trade, and Freedom a la Cart, a catering business employing survivors of human trafficking.

The church also will host a one-time concert by the University of Dubuque (Iowa) Concert Choir at 7:30 p.m. May 20 in the church sanctuary.

The group will perform works by J. S. Bach, Steven Foster, John Rutter and others.

The choir has performed in 38 states and Puerto Rico under the direction of Charles Barland. Barland is director of the University of Dubuque Choir and associate professor of music and head of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at the University of Dubuque.

Freewill offerings will be collected to help defray travel costs of the students in the choir.

For additional information, call 614-451-6677.