Notre Dame de Namur University Music Department Raises Its Voice For Japan

Belmont, CA, March 15, 2011 — Notre Dame de Namur University’s Department of Music and Vocal Arts today announced that all proceeds from its next two concerts in March will go to the Japan earthquake/tsunami relief.

The first concert is on Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. in the Ralston Hall Ballroom. This concert, “Profondo Delights and Laments,” features NDNU faculty members Gregory Stapp, bass and Daniel Lockert, pianist, both internationally acclaimed artists. They will present a program of songs highlighting the basso profondo voice, as well as a selection of solo piano pieces.

The second concert is on Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., also in the Ralston Hall Ballroom. Students and faculty from the Department will present a variety of scenes from the breadth of the operatic repertoire.

“Amidst the devastation in Japan and other places affected by the earthquake and the tsunamis, we find good in our ability to reach out to the victims by raising money with our talents,” said Debra Lambert, chair of the Department of Music and Vocal Arts. “Concertgoers can expect to have a good time at these upcoming performances, but more importantly their presence will help make a difference for the people of Japan.”

Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Additional donations toward earthquake and tsunami relief will be accepted. The Ralston Hall Mansion is located on NDNU’s campus at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont. For more information regarding the programs and tickets, please call (650) 508-3729 or email