A Gloria Mengel benefit concert will be held at 7 p.m. March 14 at Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.

Gloria, a 10-year-old, has a brain tumor and her vision is being impaired. Her father, a composer of music specializing in writing for church choirs, has more than 1,000 published works. The Mengel family has fallen on hard times, recently losing its house in the financial crisis. Dana Mengle is a minister of music at Messiah Lutheran Church, where Gloria attends school when she is well.

The Jacomo Chorale, and all singers who wish to volunteer for this benefit concert, will perform Dana Mengel’s choral pieces. Singers who volunteer must attend three out of the six rehearsals, and will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Feb. 5 at Mission Woods Community of Christ, 2800 N.W. Duncan Road, Blue Springs.

For more information, call Skip Frizzell at 816-254-1768.