Saint Martin's Concert, "Hope," will benefit Haven House
Feb. 23, 2005
Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s College will showcase
some of its finest musical talents March 4 in “Hope,” a benefit concert
for Haven House, a program of Community Youth Services.
The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at the college’s
Worthington Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. Tickets can be purchased at the
door and are $10; $5 for students.
All proceeds will go to Haven House, a short-term
coeducational residential center for children ages 12 to 17. Many youth
served by Haven House are runaways, are in conflict with their families
or can’t remain in a previous situation. Most are from Thurston, Mason
and Lewis counties.
Performance of a benefit concert is becoming an annual
affair for the Saint Martin’s community, which last year raised money to
help a Tanzanian orphanage. Several organizations and departments
participated to help make that event a memorable evening.
“I think it is important for artists to be relevant
socially while they create,” says Darrell Born, who chairs the college’s
department of music. “Creation for a cause is so important.”
The “Hope” concert will feature solos, duets and
chorale music by members of the Saint Martin’s College Chorale and the
Saint Martin’s College Men’s Ensemble. Saint Martin’s own madcap diva,
Dame Ima Ditz, will perform, as will a group of Celtic dancers. The
college’s Spirit Club will sell refreshments during intermission to
raise money for Haven House, and art students from one of the college
classes will display their works.
The concert is sponsored by the college’s department
of music, department of community services, Campus Ministry and student
For more information, please call the college’s music
Darrell Born, director
Saint Martin's Chorale
360-438-4506 or email@example.com
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