Saint Martin’s University Slates Annual Sacred Music Concert
October 24, 2006
Lacey, Washington—The Saint Martin’s University Chorale, accompanied
by pianist Bruce Barry, will perform a sacred music concert in
collaboration with Campus Ministry on Saturday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m.
in the Saint Martin’s Abbey Church, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, in Lacey. The
public is invited to attend this event at no charge.
The SMU Chorale, under the direction of Darrell Born, will perform
music “exploring a sacred journey of relationships, faith and
tradition,” says Born, Saint Martin’s University department of music
director. The performance will incorporate a variety of music from the
14th century to modern spirituals, including an operatic prayer from
“Hansel and Gretel.” Members of the chorale have been rehearsing for
this event since the school year began in late August.
The University’s 50-member mixed chorus will perform in collaboration
with Campus Ministry. During the performance, musical selections will be
interspersed with Biblical scripture readings and inspirational
selections given by Campus Ministry. “The Saint Martin’s Abbey is one of
the most beautiful performance venues in the Northwest. It’s a privilege
to be able to work there,” says Born.
Born has a master’s degree in vocal performance from Wichita State
University and has performed regionally for Musical Theater Wichita and
Opera Kansas. Along with chairing the Saint Martin’s department of
music, he teaches music and music history courses and is the director of
the University Chorale, Men’s Ensemble and Women’s Ensemble.
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. A Catholic, Benedictine
university, Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,200 students from many ethnic and
religious backgrounds to its Lacey, Washington main campus, and 600 more
to three extension campuses.
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