Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-03-18
The Samford University A Cappella Choir will present its annual Home Concert Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the school's Reid Chapel. The public is invited free of charge.
The program will include pieces by Stanford, Bach, Villette, Whitacre, Larsen and Mathias, as well as hymn, folksong and spiritual arrangements.
The choir will present many of the same works on its international tour in late May. The trip will include performances at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France, and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy.
The "home" performance is the choir's only full concert given on campus during the year.
Dr. Timothy Banks conducts the 52-member choir.
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.