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.



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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.