Want to get into the Christmas spirit early this year? Attend Celebrate Christmas with Samford Arts, a free public event, December 6th at the Wright Center on the campus of Samford University.
Register – HERE.
One of my Favorites
Over the past year, I attended countless events for Bham Now. The inaugural Celebrate Christmas with Samford Arts was one of my favorite events in 2018.
Here is why.
Samford Shines Bright for Christmas
First, Samford at night, all dressed up for Christmas, is a wonderful sight. Last year, my family arrived on campus a little early before the reception at the Wright Center to walk around leisurely and experience the Christmas lights and garlands decorating the grounds.
At 6:30, there was a “cookies and cider” reception (as well as one this year), on the Wright Center patio and inside the lobby. It was a fantastic time to gather round to see friends and family and meet Samford students and faculty.
A Gift to the Birmingham Community
Of course, this was all a warm up to the Celebrate Christmas production, which began at 7:30PM. Here is a video of one of the dress rehearsals in 2018.
Celebrate Christmas with Samford Arts has been described as the School of the Arts gift to the Samford and greater Birmingham communities. It truly is.
The schedule is the same as in 2018.
6:30pm – Cookies and cider reception
7:30pm – Celebrate Christmas performances
For about 90 minutes, you get to see and hear an uninterrupted performance of the Samford University Orchestra, A Cappella Choir, Gracenotes, University Chorale, and Worship Arts Ensemble alongside Samford faculty and the Samford Dance Company.
It is simply magical.
How to Acquire Tickets
Tickets are free of charge, but they are required to attend. Tickets are available at tickets.samford.edu.
Please join me and my family at the 2nd annual Celebrate Christmas with Samford Arts. We highly recommend it.
Plan 2020 with Samford Arts
And don’t forget – there are numerous monthly Samford Arts programs slated for Spring 2020.
Here is a sample.
John and Marsha Floyd Art and Design Series – Featuring Pete Schulte – Jan. 21-March 6, Art Gallery
Davis Architects Guest Artist Series- Gabriela Montero, Piano – Co-presented with Birmingham Chamber Music Society – Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Brock Recital Hall
Melissa Manchester – Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., Brock Recital Hall
Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series – Dance Concert – Feb. 21-22, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m., Harrison Theatre
Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series – Shakespeare’s As You Like It – March 19-21, 7:30 p.m., March 22, 2:30 p.m., Harrison Theatre
Davis Architects Guest Artist Series -Invoke – Co-presented with Birmingham Chamber Music Society – March 24, 7:30 p.m., Brock Recital Hall
Destination Motown: Sensational Soul Cruisers – March 26, 7 p.m., Wright Center
Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith Opera Series Into the Woods – April 23-25, 7:30 p.m., April 26, 2:30 p.m., Harrison Theatre