Posted by Mary Wimberly on 2009-04-23

Samford University's Bells of Buchanan will present a concert Tuesday, April 28, with a program of pieces written specifically for handbells as well as transcriptions of familiar hymn tunes.

The public is invited to the 7:30 p.m. concert in Brock Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The program will include Kevin McChesney's Capriccio, a meditation on Beautiful Savior, the Chinese folk melody Le P'ing, a praise medley based on Aurelia and to God Be the Glory, William A. Payn's Prisms, the African American spiritual Standin' in the Need of Prayer, John A. Behnke's The Promise, J.S. Bach's Little Fugue, and an entertaining movie-themed medley.

Samford music professor Dr. Bill Strickland directs the 14-member ensemble. The ringers represent a variety of academic disciplines.

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.