Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-05-29
The Samford University A Cappella Choir will leave Sunday (May 27) for a 10-day performance tour of the United Kingdom.
The choir will be the resident choir for three Evensong services at London's Southwark Cathedral and will be featured in concerts in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle and at the Temple Church on the North Bank.
The choir, directed by Dr. Timothy Banks, will sing twice at the Harlaxton International Chamber Music Festival. The performance tour will end with a joint Evensong service with the renowned European collegiate ensemble, the choir of Clare College, in Cambridge on June 5.
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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.