Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-05-21

Samford's A Cappella Choir departed May 19 for a tour that will have the group singing in some of Europe's great cathedrals.

Those who can't follow the tour in person can follow online thanks to a blog that includes daily updates and photos.

"This will be an historic tour for our university and a rare opportunity for our students," said Samford School of the Arts Dean Joe Hopkins. "We covet your prayers and thank all of you for your strong support of these wonderful students."

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.