Saint Martin’s concert designed to ‘bring hope to others’

April 20, 2011

LACEY, WASHINGTON — Aiming to bring hope to others, student performers from Saint Martin’s University will take to the stage and showcase their talent at the 2011 Hope Concert. The concert will take place Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. at Marcus Pavilion. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to disaster relief efforts in Japan.

Under the direction of Darrell Born and Brad Schrandt, students from the Saint Martin’s University Chorale, Jazz Combo and Pep Band will perform a wide range of selections.

“The Hope Concert has become a beloved annual tradition for Saint Martin’s,” explains Born, associate professor of music at the University. “Every year, our students join together to perform in a spirit of service, generosity and compassion. It is a celebration that truly reflects the character of our community.”

For more information about the Hope Concert, please call Saint Martin’s Department of Music at 360-438-4506 or Campus Ministry at 360-438-4381.

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 21 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. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

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Jennifer Fellinger
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Saint Martin’s University