Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-11-23

Samford University's School of Performing Arts, Division of Music, will present its annual Festival of Christmas Music Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall.

Performing groups include the A Cappella choir, University Chorale, Bells of Buchanan and the Samford Orchestra.

The choirs will perform separately, and combine for three numbers. The audience will be invited to join the choirs and orchestra on two familiar carols: "Joy to the World" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful."

Tickets are $10 adults and $5 students/children. For information and tickets, call (205) 726-2778.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.