Saint Martin’s Chorale presents its annual Sacred Music Concert

Join the University in celebrating the Feast of Saint Martin

November 3, 2008

On Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. Saint Martin’s University Chorale, under the direction of Professor Darrell Born, will celebrate the Feast of Saint Martin at its sixth annual Sacred Music Concert in the Abbey church. The concert is free of charge.

The concert’s theme, Sacred Music in celebration of a Patron Saint, will include several variations on “Hallelujah” throughout history, gospel spirituals and 20th century compositions. A variety of nationalities and cultures will be represented musically including Spanish, Jewish, African-American, Swahili, Ukrainian and Latin. The program will also include readings from Scripture and history.

Saint Martin of Tours, the University’s patron saint, lived in the early fourth century. A Roman soldier by training, he converted to Christianity and left military service. He became a monk and eventually bishop of Tours. He is best known for helping the poor and for bringing Christianity to the rural people in his area. He died in 397.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 student from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Stephen C. McGlone
Vice president for institutional advancement