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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.