Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-11-27

The Samford University Gospel Choir will sing a program of mostly contemporary works at its Monday, Dec. 3 concert at 7 p.m. in Reid Chapel.

The concert by the 50-member student ensemble will also include hymns and Christmas carols for audience participation.

Samford music major Dewayne Davis directs the choir. Jabari Hoyett, a student at Samford's Beeson Divinity School, is pianist.

Choir president Ashley N. Flowers says the concert will be "encouraging, uplifting and exciting."

"It will be a great way for the Samford community to re-focus their spiritual lenses and be encouraged going into the final days of the semester," she said.

The public is invited to share the good feeling. The event is free. The Gospel Choir is an activity of the University Ministries office.

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.