Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-04-27

The Samford University Orchestra and Combined Choirs will present a concert Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

Dr. Milburn S. Price will conduct, with Kathryn Fouse, pianist. Singers will be members of Samford's 54-member A Cappella Choir and 45-member University Chorale.

The program will include Jean Sibelius' Karelia Suite, Op. 11; Pietro Mascagni's Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Engelbert Humperdinck's (German composer 1854-1921) Overture to Hansel and Gretel, and Beethoven's Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C Minor, Op. 80.

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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.