Music

Music Notes: Steven Curtis Chapman

March 24, 2017

 Steven Curtis Chapman & The ASO Perform at Samford The Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is partnering with Samford University to present an evening of great music with multiple Grammy and Dove Award winning contemporary Christian Artist Steven Curtis Chapman. The ASO has been collaborating with Samford University to perform concerts in The Wright Center for …

Special Feature: Laura Story

January 25, 2017

WORSHIP with Laura Story GRAMMY award-winning artist Laura Story was launched into the spotlight when her single “Blessings” spent 28 consecutive weeks as the No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian chart in 2011. The song was inspired by her husband Martin’s diagnosis with a brain tumor, and it resonated with an audience that admired …

Music Notes

November 24, 2016

Christmas in Four-Part Harmony at the Lyric It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday night and the richness of four-part harmony begins to echo throughout the Fellowship Hall at Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Vestavia Hills. Director Matt Powell leads a warm-up session as Voices of The South begins its rehearsal. The men’s a cappella …

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October 28, 2016

Night of Song Helps Children in Need  Grammy Award Winning singer/song writer Amy Grant’s recent visit to Birmingham marked the 10th Anniversary of the Auxiliary of the Big Oak Ranch and raised more than $57,000 for the 150 children who call the Big Oak Ranch home, www.bigoak.org. Grant sang to an enthusiastic crowd of more …

Vulcan AfterTunes 2016

September 12, 2016

The stage is set for Vulcan AfterTunes 2016! This year’s series will feature two Alabama acts and one funky jazz group that will have you on your feet. The opening acts are local as well! It all takes place at Vulcan Park and Museum. Dylan LeBlanc will perform with Duquette Johnston on September 25, Big …

Jessica Webster: An Inspirational Voice

September 6, 2016

Birmingham’s Jessica Webster never expected her music to be recorded and shared, but her talent and passion as a singer couldn’t be contained when God called her to share her story. Her first performances were in school and church where she thought her limits were reached. Mercy Me and Jamie Grace then became inspirations to …

Amy Grant: Granting an Alabama, Big Oak Wish

August 26, 2016

When Amy Grant takes the stage at Samford University’s Wright Center September 20 for a concert benefiting Big Oak Ranch, a near 25-year-old wish will come true. The story of the wish begins with 1989 Westminster Christian School graduate Maureen Willard. The very next year Big Oak Ranch acquired the Rainbow City, Ala. school and …

Music Notes

July 26, 2016

Steel City Sound: Birmingham’s Horn Band When it comes to music to tap your foot or clap your hands to look no further than the 12 piece modern horn band Steel City Sound. Leader and trumpet player Terry Webster helps combine familiar praise and worship songs with horn stylings of bands like Chicago and Tower …

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June 27, 2016

Legendary Oak Ridge Boys in Birmingham   When the Oak Ridge Boys take the stage in Birmingham on August 6, the patriotic spirit the band shares will be on full display along with their resilient faith that bass singer Richard Sterban says has kept the band going strong after 40 plus years of touring. The …

Giving Back through the Music of Mozart

October 25, 2015

The music of Mozart will be at the center of Samford University’s 100 years of the arts celebration this month. The School of the Arts and the Legacy League, an Auxiliary of Samford University, are hosting a Centennial Celebration Benefit Concert and School of the Arts Birthday Party on November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in …