Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-11-14

Samford University Bands will present a program of traditional and familiar Holiday tunes at its Christmas concert Friday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

Dr. James Smisek conducts the 62 musicians in the Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band.

The program will open with "Fanfare" in the High Renaissance tradition of antiphonal brass choirs echoing one another, and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," adapted from the Mannheim Steamroller CD, A Fresh Aire Christmas.

Leroy Anderson's "A Christmas Festival," medley includes "Joy To the World," "Silent Night," and other Christmas favorites.

The program also includes "O Magnum Mysterium," "Good King Wenceslas, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," and "Sleigh Ride."

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.