Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-09-09
The public is invited to an afternoon of congregational singing at Samford University Sunday, Oct. 2. The Old Song Sing-Along, fast becoming a semi-annual tradition at Samford, will be at 2 p.m. in Reid Chapel. Admission is free.
Brad White of Memphis, Tenn., will direct the singing and provide piano accompaniment. White is a former accompanist for the James Blackwood Quartet.
White has appeared on the Gaither Homecoming videos, The Old Time Gospel Hour and many other television productions. He has recorded 10 albums of vocal, saxophone and keyboard music. His performances are events of energy and excitement.
The program will feature the singing of familiar hymns and longstanding gospel favorites such as "Victory in Jesus" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee." Members of the audience will be able to request their favorite selections for singing.
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.