Saint Martin’s College music groups wrap up year with spring concert
April 15, 2005
Lacey, Wash. – The Saint Martin’s College Chorale and
Concert Band will perform their final concert of the academic year April
22, a wrap-up that will include music ranging from pop tunes to a poem
by Langston Hughes set to music.
Saint Martin’s alumni are invited to participate in
the concert’s closing number, “Revelation 19.”
The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at the college’s
Worthington Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E.
While no admission will be charged, donations are
being accepted for Hearts of Angels, a non-profit educational
organization that is raising money to provide basic training in HIV/AIDS
awareness and prevention in Southern Sudan.
The group was founded by Sudanese Gates Scholars, said
Saint Martin’s student Mathiang Akoi, an assistant project planner for
Hearts of Angels who plans to travel back to his homeland with the group
as a translator this summer.
“We are concerned for the people there,” he said.
“There is no AIDS in Southern Sudan, but people who escaped to the
borders of Sudan will return home as the war cools down and will be
bringing it back with them. The people in that area don’t know about
transmitted disease, so we will be educating them.”
Akoi is teaching the chorus a Sudanese song about the
war, which they will perform at the concert.
Born, chair, Department of Music
Director, Saint Martin’s Chorale
Deanna Partlow, media relations
Office of Communication