We are member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and are located in Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Upcoming Family Events
Sunday, August 28: Rally Day kickoff party for our Sunday small groups will take place on Sunday, August 28 from 11 am until 1 pm. We will have games, food, and lots of fun for everyone.
We also will have a special event later that day. At 5 pm, LCR will host a Chamber Music Recital. This event is a benefit for LCR’s disaster relief ministry. Adults: $10 ($12 at door) Children (12 and under): $5, Family of 4 or more: $25 (discount only available before recital)
~ Featured Musicians ~
Matthew Mauro, LCR’s music director, has a more extensive musical background than we see in worship each weekend. He earned his Master of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he studied with LCR member, Randy Gardner. He has performed with the Toledo, Springfield, and Lima Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared as a soloist with the Toledo and Stow Symphony Orchestras. Matt is also an adjunct music faculty member at Northern Kentucky University and teaches private horn and piano lessons in the Cincinnati area.
Stephen Newberry, hornist from Atlanta, Georgia, is a senior at CCM where he also studies with LCR member, Randy Gardner. He has performed with Albany Symphony Orchestra and, in recent summers, has attended the Texas Music Festival, the Pierre Monteux School, and the Brevard Music Center.
Nave Graham, flutist, leads a versatile career in orchestral and chamber music and has won first prize in numerous international solo competitions. She has played with the National Repertory Orchestra, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta. As an advocate of contemporary music, Nave is a founding member of All of the Above, the next:generation ensemble of concert:nova. She also recently completed fellowships with the Cortona sessions for New Music in Tuscany, Italy as well as the prestigious Bang on A Can Summer Music Festival. She is currently a doctoral candidate in flute performance at CCM.
Kseniia Polstiankina, a native of Ukraine, is an active pianist and collaborator. She graduated with honors from the Special Music School in Kyiv. During her study in Ukraine, Kseniia won several international piano and chamber music competitions including: the Prokofiev International Competition for Young Pianists (Donetsk, Ukraine), the International Competition for Young Pianists (Belgrade, Serbia), the Kyiv State Chamber Ensemble Competition for Young Musicians in Memory of Yury Polyansky (Kyiv, Ukraine), the Sergei Taneyev International Chamber Ensemble Competition (Kaluga, Russia), the International Chamber Ensemble Competition named after M. Mazur (St. Petersburg, Russia). Kseniia graduated with her Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano from CCM where she is now working on her Doctoral degree in Piano Performance under Awadagin Pratt.
David Goist, violinist in the Lexington Philharmonic, will start pursuing a Masters of Music degree in the fall at CCM. David was recently a fellow at the Sarasota Music Festival and has taught at Music for the Sake of Music program in Green Bay. He studies with Timothy Lees, Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and has also studied with Won-Bin Yim and Timothy Durbin. David comes from a musical family. His parents are both music teachers, and all three of his brothers have also been music students at CCM.
LCR Featured in “Living Lutheran” magazine
LCR’s efforts at creating community between our congregation and Allen Temple AME church were recognized in “Living Lutheran” magazine. Read the article.