St. Barnabas, Montgomery, will host an evening concert of classical and pop favorites on Sunday, July 10, to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati’s ongoing efforts to build homes for partner families who are striving to become first-time homeowners. The 7 p.m. concert will feature some of southwest Ohio’s most prominent musicians and performances of popular songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein and by Lerner and Loewe, as well as classical compositions by Debussy, Schumann and Kriesler.

Michael Chertock, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra pianist and University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music keyboard professor who is also the organist at St. Barnabas, leads the lineup of performers. Others include violinist Stacey Woolley, of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and clarinetist Bruce Curlette, music professor from Cedarville University. Opera soloist Kara Shay Thomson will sing a variety of musical theater favorites. There will also be performances by young musicians including flutist Kathryn Eroskey and violinist Spencer Sharp, who have performed as soloists with the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.

There is no admission for the 90-minute concert. Parking is free. St. Barnabas requests donations, either by check or cash, to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati. St. Barnabas is located at 10345 Montgomery Road in Montgomery.

For more information, contact John Nolan at newserjohn@aol.com or at 513.263.0399, or call the St. Barnabas Church office at 513.984.8401. More information about Habitat’s local programs can be found at habitatcincinnati.org.

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