SMU Chorale to spread holiday cheer around Puget Sound

November 30, 2007

Lacey, Washington — The Saint Martin's University Chorale will be performing aboard an Argosy Christmas Ship on Thursday, Dec. 6, marking the group’s fifth year of participation in Argosy’s unique caroling celebration. The Chorale invites the SMU community to join the holiday cruise, which departs from the Tacoma waterfront. The cruise lasts from 7:00 to 9:45 p.m., dropping anchor for performances at the Museum of Glass from 7:00 to 7:20 p.m. and Gig Harbor from 8:20 to 8:40 p.m. Tickets are $34 for adults and $19 for children ages 5-12 and can be purchased online at

The Dec. 6 cruise is part of the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival, an annual holiday tradition in the Pacific Northwest. During the month-long festival, ships sail to various Puget Sound locations, stopping near waterfront communities for 20-minute on-board performances by local choirs. Audiences on land and in nearby boats enjoy the holiday selections, which are broadcast from the ship via a speaker system.

Argosy donates a portion of all ticket sales to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy.

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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Darrell Born
Music department director