Saint Martin’s students will bring hope to life at annual concert

Performance to benefit students in need

April 11, 2008

Lacey, Washington — Aiming to bring hope to others, student performers from Saint Martin’s University will take to the stage and showcase their talent at the 2008 Hope Concert. The concert will take place Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Martin’s Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey, Washington, 98503. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the concert will go to Saint Martin’s students in emergency need.

“Every year, the Hope Concert raises funds for a different cause,” explains Susan Leyster, director of campus ministry at Saint Martin’s. “This year, the event will benefit our students who have recently faced emergency situations.”

“The Hope Concert is about community-building,” adds Leyster. “It offers a way for members of our community, both on campus and off, to reach out and care for one another.”

Under the direction of Darrell Born and Brad Schrandt, students from the Saint Martin’s University Chorale and Jazz Combo will perform a wide range of selections, from Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia” to African American spirituals to pop greats of the present and past.

“I love the concept of growing talent while working for a cause,” says Born, assistant professor of music at Saint Martin’s, “and I am very excited about giving our choral students an opportunity to do something meaningful for their peers.”

For more information about the Hope Concert, please call Saint Martin’s Department of Music at 360-438-4506 or Campus Ministry at 360-438-4381.

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.

For additional information:

Darrell Born
Assistant professor of music
Saint Martin’s University

Susan Leyster
Director of Campus Ministry
Saint Martin’s University