Saint Martin's Concert, "Hope," will benefit Haven House

Feb. 23, 2005

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s College will showcase some of its finest musical talents March 4 in “Hope,” a benefit concert for Haven House, a program of Community Youth Services.

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at the college’s Worthington Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10; $5 for students.

All proceeds will go to Haven House, a short-term coeducational residential center for children ages 12 to 17. Many youth served by Haven House are runaways, are in conflict with their families or can’t remain in a previous situation. Most are from Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties.

Performance of a benefit concert is becoming an annual affair for the Saint Martin’s community, which last year raised money to help a Tanzanian orphanage. Several organizations and departments participated to help make that event a memorable evening.

“I think it is important for artists to be relevant socially while they create,” says Darrell Born, who chairs the college’s department of music. “Creation for a cause is so important.”

The “Hope” concert will feature solos, duets and chorale music by members of the Saint Martin’s College Chorale and the Saint Martin’s College Men’s Ensemble. Saint Martin’s own madcap diva, Dame Ima Ditz, will perform, as will a group of Celtic dancers. The college’s Spirit Club will sell refreshments during intermission to raise money for Haven House, and art students from one of the college classes will display their works.

The concert is sponsored by the college’s department of music, department of community services, Campus Ministry and student artists.

For more information, please call the college’s music department, 360-438-4506.

Darrell Born, director
Saint Martin's Chorale
360-438-4506 or

Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication