Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-03-13

More than 1,000 middle school and high school choir members are participating in the Alabama Vocal Association's All-State Choral Festival at Samford University March 13-15.

Visiting clinicians will work with the singers during the annual spring event, which includes outstanding school choirs and soloists from throughout the state.

The All-State middle school choir and the show choir will present a concert Friday at 7 p.m. The All-State high school choir will perform Saturday at 2 p.m. Both concerts will be in Wright Center Concert Hall. The public is invited.

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.