Saint Martin’s 2013 Hope Concert brings help to others

April 19, 2013

hopeconcert2013 LACEY, Wash. – The musical talents of student performers from Saint Martin’s University will be showcased at the 2013 Hope Concert, an annual event held to raise funds for the Saint Martin’s yearly mission service trip. The concert will take place Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. at Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave SE. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

All proceeds from the concert will go toward the University’s service trip, which offers approximately 15 students the opportunity to explore the realities of poverty and homelessness in America and work for a more just society.

Performing a wide range of musical selections will be the Saint Martin’s University Chorale, directed by Darrell Born; the Saint Martin’s Band and Jazz Combo, both directed by Brad Schrandt; and the Guitar Ensemble, directed by Phil Lawson. Students will also share their musical abilities through several solos and duets.

“This year’s concert will continue our tradition of joining together for a beautiful evening of music, while maintaining full awareness of the importance of extending compassion and service to people who are struggling,” says Born, chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at the University. “It is vitally important for our students to know they can use their talents to benefit not only themselves but people less fortunate in the broader community.”

Fair trade coffee will be available for purchase in support of this year’s mission service trip.

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

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 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 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Susan Leyster
Director of service immersion programs
Saint Martin’s University

Meg Nugent Dwyer
Media relations manager