UI Music Therapy Club playing Iowa City Hospice benefit

The University of Iowa Music Therapy Club will present a performance of jazz vocal standards to benefit the Iowa City Hospice at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall. UI School of Music Faculty member Katherlne Eberle and UI voice students will be accompanied by a jazz quartet of pianist Eugene DeLuca, guitarist Matt Logan, drummer Justin LeDuc, and bassist Drew Morton.

While the performance is free, the intention is to invite contributions of cash and items from the Iowa City Hospice wish list, which includes office supplies, patient-care supplies, gift certificates, and food items. For additional information about donations, visit iowacityhospice.org.

The idea came from Eberle and fellow faculty member Mary Adamek, who wanted to have their students get more performing experience while giving back to the community. The 17 singers are embarking on a year-long project of developing various genres of music. In March they will present a concert of Irish songs as a fundraiser for the Consultation of Religious Communities in Johnson County, and last October and November they presented baroque and sacred-music concerts.

For information about the program, call 319-335-1675 or email k-eberle-fink@uiowa.edu or mary-adamek@uiowa.edu.