Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-10-22

Samford's School of the Arts will present guest soprano Melanie Williams and Samford faculty tenor Randall Richardson in recital Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.

The program will include works by Bach, Liszt, Poulenc, Bellini and others, including the familiar "Time to Say Goodbye," made popular by recording artists Andrea Boccelli and Sarah Brightman.

Dr. Richardson is a professor of voice in the School of the Arts at Samford, where he is coordinator of performance studies and musical theatre.

Dr. Williams is associate professor of music at the University of Montevallo, where she is vocal area head and teaches applied voice, vocal pedagogy and diction courses.

The singers will be accompanied by pianist Dr. Lynn Faulkner, staff accompanist at the University of Montevallo.

The public is invited free of charge.

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.