Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-03-29

Samford's A Cappella Choir will present its annual Spring Concert Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodges Chapel.  The concert will take the form of a worship service and emphasize themes of prayer and praise through composed works, hymns and prayers.  

The concert will include Henry Purcell's "Hear My Prayer, O Lord," a new setting of Albert Malotte's "The Lord's Prayer" and works by Gustav Holst, Georgy Sviridov, and Sándor Szokolay. 

The choir, founded 70 years ago in the St. Olaf tradition, will close the concert with a tribute to St. Olaf with its signature piece, "Beautiful Savior," arranged by F. Melius Christiansen. Former members of the A Cappella choir will join the current choir in a performance of the work. 

The concert is free-of-charge and open to the public. 

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.