Hymns for Earth concert offered

MARQUETTE – A benefit concert titled “Hymns for the Earth” featuring the Rev. Ryan Ford, a priest and pianist from Marquette’s St. Peter Cathedral, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette.

The concert will feature compositions from Beethoven and Brahms and other selected works, and will support the efforts of the interfaith Earthkeeper II Initiative. Among its 2013 goals is planting 30 community gardens across the Upper Peninsula. Donations will be accepted for this project. For information, call Jon Magnuson at 228-5494.