Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-11-27

The Samford University Gospel Choir will sing a program of mostly contemporary works at its Monday, Dec. 3 concert at 7 p.m. in Reid Chapel.

The concert by the 50-member student ensemble will also include hymns and Christmas carols for audience participation.

Samford music major Dewayne Davis directs the choir. Jabari Hoyett, a student at Samford's Beeson Divinity School, is pianist.

Choir president Ashley N. Flowers says the concert will be "encouraging, uplifting and exciting."

"It will be a great way for the Samford community to re-focus their spiritual lenses and be encouraged going into the final days of the semester," she said.

The public is invited to share the good feeling. The event is free. The Gospel Choir is an activity of the University Ministries office.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.