Saint Martin’s University slates annual sacred music concert
September 20, 2007
Lacey, Washington—The Saint Martin’s University
Chorale, accompanied by pianist Bruce Berry, will perform a sacred music
concert in collaboration with Campus Ministry on Saturday, October 20,
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 and contemporary spirituals. 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 Skagit Opera
and Opera Pacifica as well as 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
Saint Martin’s University is an independent
four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-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 five extension
campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base,
Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.
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