Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-11-15

Samford University's annual musical celebrations of Christmas will begin Nov. 29 with a free concert by the Bells of Buchanan handbell ensemble. The concert, sponsored by Patty McDonald, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Samford's Brock Recital Hall.

The annual Hanging of the Green celebration will feature music by University Chorale Dec. 1 at 6:00 p.m. in Reid Chapel. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.

The Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series, in partnership with Merrill Lynch, will present the beloved Irving Berlin musical "White Christmas" Dec. 1-3. Performances will be Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. (for schools,) Dec. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m., all in Samford's Wright Center Concert Hall. The Dec. 2 performance is sponsored by Merrill Lynch. Tickets are $12 (adults,) $9 (55+) and $6 (students/children). Purchase tickets online at or call (205) 726-2853.

The Davis Architects Guest Artists Series will present a concert by Boston Brass Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. The event will include Classical and Christmas music, a performance by the University Wind Ensemble and a premiere by composer and Samford music professor Sarana Chou. Tickets are $20 (adults,) $15 (55+) and $10 (students/children). Purchase tickets online at or call (205) 726-2853.

Finally, Patty McDonald will sponsor a free Christmas Band Concert Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.



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.