Posted by Brad Radice on 2011-09-13

An afternoon of congregational singing will fill Samford’s Reid Chapel Sunday, October 2, 2011.  It’s the annual Samford Hymn Sing and it is free and open to the public.

This marks the 8th year for the event.  Marching to Zion is this year’s theme, lead by Samford School of the Arts Dean Joseph Hopkins and Samford faculty member Eric Mathis.

Vestavia Hills Baptist Church Pastor, Garry Furr, brings his band, Shades Mountain Air, to sing hymns and gospel songs.  While, Dianne Norton and Lynda Little, of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, will provide work on the piano and organ.

The event starts at 2 p.m.  For more information contact Eric Mathis at 205-726-2323.


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.