Published on February 15, 2010 by Sean Flynt  

Samford University's School of the Arts and the Birmingham Boy's Choir are jointly sponsoring a performance by VOCES8 Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Samford's Reid Chapel.

International award-winning vocal ensemble VOCES8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group, performing repertoire ranging from early polyphony to unique jazz and popular arrangements.

The group has been praised for its 'stunning performance', 'exquisite singing', and 'a sound that spans the entire range of vocal colour'. VOCES8 has won First Prize in the Jazz category of the 44th International Grand Prix and in the sacred and secular categories at the European Choral Grand Prix competition.

The VOCES8 performance at Samford is a fund-raiser for the Birmingham Boys Choir, who also will perform.

Tickets are $12 (adults), $9 (55+) and $6 (students and children).

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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.