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Samford Alumni Virtual Worship Service
August 17, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Via Zoom

Join alumni and friends as we gather together for a virtual worship service through Zoom. As we launch the fall semester, this will be a time for hope and peace as we grow together in Christ.

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Matter Spirit
Clarence Brooks Art & Design Series presents Matter & Spirit
September 2, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Samford Art Gallery

This exhibit will be on display in the Art Gallery from Sept. 1-Oct. 7. There will be a reception at 4:30 on Sept. 2 with an artist talk at 5 p.m. It features a group of traveling artists, 10 American and 10 Chinese, explored the relationship between Christianity and art within a country whose view on visual art has experienced significant transition in contemporary culture. The seminar, hosted by The Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity at Calvin College, in partnership with Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, investigated this main theme and its implications for artists and people of faith in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

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Patty McDonald Faculty Gala
September 14, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Join Samford's School of the Arts for an entertaining evening showcasing its talented faculty. This is the opening event of our events season.

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Randy Atcheson Christian Ministry Benefit Concert
September 19, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Reid Chapel

Join Randy Atcheson for a concert to benefit the Christian ministry scholarship for Samford students preparing for Christian service as pastors, evangelists, worship leaders, youth leaders, missionaries and various vocations.

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Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Series presents Brian Viliunas, Clarinet
September 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Brian Viliunas is a conductor and clarinetist. He travels extensively as a guest artist and conducts the Samford orchestra.

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A Cappella Choir Choral Vespers
September 24, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hodges Chapel

Join Samford's A Cappella Choir in Hodges Chapel for choral vespers.

Hymn sing
Singing in Heaven! The Annual Hymn Sing
September 26, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Reid Chapel

Join Samford friends and families for the beloved annual hymn sing in Reid Chapel during Family Weekend.

Yoon Faculty Recital
Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Series presents Angela Yoon, Soprano
September 30, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Enjoy an evening with voice faculty Angela Yoon.

The Wind in the Willows
Emma Taylor Theatre for Youth Series presents The Wind in the Willows
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Location: Harrison Theatre

The English countryside comes to life in this classic tale of friendship and bravery. In this witty and magical adaptation, humble and friendly Mole leaves behind the safety and comfort of an underground home to explore the Riverbank. There, Mole becomes fast friends with loyal and brave Ratty, who introduces Mole to arrogant Otter, impulsive Toad and wise Badger. Together they embark on thrilling and daring adventures throughout the Wild Wood. This production is adapted by Moses Goldberg and based on the book by Kenneth Grahame. There will be a special by invitation only FirstNight event on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. with preshow activities starting at 6:16 p.m.

Brad Diamond in recital
Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Recital Series presents Brad Diamond, tenor
October 3, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Professor Brad Diamond is a talented tenor known for his musicianship and style and travels as a guest recitalist. This performance will include John Robertson on the piano. .

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Patty McDonald Orchestra Series Presents Samford Orchestra
October 5, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

The Samford Orchestra will perform twice in the fall and twice in the spring.

Cindy St Clair Piano
Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Recital Series presents Kathleen Buccleugh, soprano and Cindy St. Clair, piano
October 17, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

This faculty recital will feature both Cindy St. Clair, interim chair of the Division of Music and Kathleen Buccleugh, a soprano joining Samford's faculty this fall.

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Steven and Gena Brown Vinyard Choral Series presents the Fall Combined Choirs Concert
October 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Reid Chapel

The University Chorale and the Samford A Cappella Choir will present their fall concert.

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Commercial Music Ensemble
October 26, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Boren Courtyard

Come see Samford's newest ensemble from our Commercial Music area. This band will perform popular music from the 1960s to modern day, in addition to performing originals written by Samford students and faculty. This event is planned for Boren Courtyard if weather permitting.

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Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents Crumbs from the Table of Joy
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Location: Harrison Theatre

Through the eyes of 17-year-old Ernestine, we see the history of the Crump family as they move to 1950s New York after the death of their mother. A story of resilience, daydreams, everyday heartbreak, and what it means to feel like an outsider fighting to better yourself and your community, Crumbs is the coming-of-age story of Ernestine, and the ways in which her family finds their way—their own peace. Their story is a testament to the challenging nature of change, and the ways in which to manage it. In the end for the Crump family, "joy comes in the morning." This event is part of the School of the Arts Diversity Series and is sponsored by Alabama Power and The Daniel Foundation.

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Homecoming 2021
November 5 – November 6
Location: Samford University

From reunions, tailgates, Alumni of the Year Awards, and much more, this is a weekend that you will cherish for a life time.

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Chamber Ensemble
November 16, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

This concert will feature a variety of student chamber ensembles.

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Worship Arts Ensemble Fall Concert
November 18, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Reid Chapel

Come for a special concert and worship service with the Samford Worship Ensemble (WAE).

opera workshop events
Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith Opera Series presents Opera Workshops
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Location: Bolding Studio

Samford Opera showcases a variety of opera vignettes during their annual workshop event.

A Christmas Carol
Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents A Christmas Carol, the musical
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Location: Wright Center

A Christmas Carol is the Broadway musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 festive classic, featuring songs by renowned composer Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Newsies, Enchanted, etc.) It tells the tale of the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge whose miserable nature comes to a crescendo during the Christmas period—”Bah! Humbug!” However, this Christmas, he is forced to come face to face with his selfish ways when he is confronted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Future. In the course of one night, Scrooge is forced to recognize his faults and gains the chance to make amends. Many thanks to Elouise Williams for sponsoring the production.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Misha Dichter, pianist
January 25, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Renowned pianist Misha Dichter is one of America's most popular artists. His global career spans six decades and he brings his wealth of talent to Samford's stage. This event is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets will be available in August.

Rachel Barton Pine
Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
February 8, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Rachel Barton Pine is a celebrated violinist whose performances combine her gift for emotional communication with her fascination with historical research. This performance is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets will be available in August.

SandboxPercussion
Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Sandbox Percussion
February 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent of this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Described as "exhilarating" by The New York Times, this group is sure to dazzle the audience. This performance is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets will be available in August.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Invoke
March 22, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Join us for a evening with this multi-instrumental quartet.  Its music is infused with traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz and minimalism.  Invoke weaves all of these styles together to form a unique contemporary repertoire.  Co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets available in August.