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.

Darrell Born, chair, Department of Music
Director, Saint Martin’s Chorale

Deanna Partlow, media relations coordinator
Office of Communication