The Jacomo Chorale will present a benefit Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at Nativity of Mary Parish, 10017 E. 36th Terrace, Independence.

The proceeds from the concert will defray Dianna Gibler's medical expenses. Gibler, who has been a member of the Chorale for more than 20 years, is currently undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

A love offering will be taken and a silent auction will be held. Donations can be sent to Jacomo Chorale, in care of William Newton, 15009 E. 46th St. S., Independence, MO 64055. For more information, email Nancy at