Sacred Music Concert 2009

On Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., Saint Martin’s University Chorale, under the direction of Professor Darrell Born, celebrated the Feast of Saint Martin at its seventh annual Sacred Music Concert in the Abbey church.

The concert was open to the public and free of charge. The concert included African American spirituals, traditional African songs, traditional Spanish folk songs, arrangements of traditional American hymns and songs from the Ozarks, and 21st century compositions written with contemporary harmonies in the likeness of early Latin tradition.

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.

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