Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-03-01

Samford University is hosting about 1,000 middle school and high school vocalists during the Alabama Vocal Association's All- State Choral Festival through Saturday (March 3).

Choirs and soloists from schools throughout the state are involved in the three-day event (March 1-3).

The Festival will include a middle school concert Friday at 7 p.m. and a high school concert Saturday at 2 p.m., both in Samford's Wright Center Concert Hall. The public is invited.

About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.