Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-05-21

Samford's A Cappella Choir departed May 19 for a tour that will have the group singing in some of Europe's great cathedrals.

Those who can't follow the tour in person can follow online thanks to a blog that includes daily updates and photos.

"This will be an historic tour for our university and a rare opportunity for our students," said Samford School of the Arts Dean Joe Hopkins. "We covet your prayers and thank all of you for your strong support of these wonderful students."

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.