Sacred Music Concert at Saint Martin’s University

October 27, 2010

Lacey, Washington — In celebration of All Saints’ Day and the Feast of Saint Martin of Tours, the Saint Martin’s University Chorale, under the direction of Professor Darrell Born, will perform its annual Sacred Music Concert in the Abbey church. This year there will be two performances: Saturday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.) and Sunday, October 31 at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:45 p.m.) Both performances are open to the public and free of charge.

The concert will include readings, poetry, and songs from around the world. An hour before each concert, there will be a refreshments  in Old Main by the entrance closest to the Abbey church. The event is a collaboration between Saint Martin’s University’s Department of Music and Campus Ministry.

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.

For more information about this concert, contact Susan Leyster in Campus Ministry at 360-438-4581 or

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-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 22 majors 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 extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of communications & marketing
Saint Martin’s University