Local music organizations perform Rutter’s Magnificat

Performance includes talent from Saint Martin’s, SPSCC, Opera Pacifica Chorus and the Olympia Chamber Orchestra

Feb. 24, 2009

Saint Martin’s University Chorale in collaboration with the SPSCC choir, Opera Pacifica Chorus and the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, is proud to announce a combined performance of John Rutter’s Magnificat on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Performing Arts on the SPSCC Campus. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and may be purchased at the SPSCC ticket office or online at www.spscc.ctc.edu/cfa.

The performance is part of the Olympia Chamber Orchestra’s “B is for Bravo” concert series and features student soloists Trinity Sokol from Saint Martin’s and Khristy Harvey from SPSCC.

“This collaboration provides an excellent opportunity for the community to experience necessary but otherwise unavailable music genres,” commented Darrell Born, the director of Saint Martin’s University Chorale. Born added, “It is truly a privilege to experience the sonorous genius of Rutter and the English choral tradition.”

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 major and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students 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 more information contact:

Darrell Born
Assistant professor and music and choral director