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.
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.