Samford Welcomes All to Christmas Celebrations

2013-11-19Sean Flynt, phone (205) 726-4197, e-mail

Samford University offers the Birmingham area a beautiful and spirit-filled Christmas schedule starting Dec. 3. Join us as we celebrate the season with decorated campus and homes, music and holiday performances by our community arts partners.

Christmas Around the World
presented by World Languages and Cultures and Classics
Dec. 3, 10 a.m.
Reid Chapel (live-streamed online)  

 Bells of Buchanan Christmas Handbells Concertxmas
Sponsored by Patty McDonald
Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Christmas Chalk Talk with Bells of Buchanan
Dec. 5, 10 a.m.
Reid Chapel
Samford’s handbell ensemble and visual arts professor Lowell Vann present a visually and musically inspiring event. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early.

Hanging of the Green
Dec. 5, 6 p.m.
Reid Chapel
University Chorale and University Ministries present our traditional celebration of advent.

Lighting of the Way
Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
Centennial Walk
Experience one of the most beautiful visions of Samford’s Quad—candle-lit pathways, a magnificent tree and, at the flip of a switch, the seasonal lighting of Centennial Walk.

Handel’s Messiah (Christmas portion)
Presented by the Division of Music
Sponsored by the Vestavia Mafia
Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Reid Chapel

ASO Red Diamond SuperPOPS! Series
Swingin' Holiday Pops with Michael Andrew

Friday, December 6, 8 p.m.
Wright Center Concert Hall
Conductor Christopher Confessore and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra ring in the holiday season with Rat Pack-styled crooner Michael Andrew.

Samford Legacy League Christmas Home Tour
Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
This year's tour features five lovely homes in Vestavia Hills and Mountain Brook and holiday hors d'oeuvres at the home of Drs. Andrew and Jeanna Westmoreland. Ticket proceeds will provide life-changing scholarships for deserving students with financial need.

George Ballanchine’s The Nutcracker
Alabama Ballet
Dec. 13–14 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 14–15 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 20–21, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 21–22, 2:30 p.m.
Wright Center Concert Hall
The Alabama Ballet is one of only seven companies in the world granted the right to perform this holiday classic by the Balanchine Trust. Performed to Balanchine’s exactingspecifications, dazzling choreography, opulent costumes and extravagant sets make this production unlike any other.

Opera Birmingham: Home for the Holidays
Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall