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Wednesday Night Live
Wednesdays in November & December
5:30 - 6:15pm - Dinner & Fellowship in the Davis Family Hall (see menus below)
6:15 - 7:15pm - Children & Youth Activities
6:15 - 7:15pm - Adult Programs
Evangelism Ministry Team Meeting in G-15 (December 6)
Let’s Talk in the Parlor (December 13)
November 29 - Space, Time Advent and Incarnation with Dr. Hurley in the Builders Classroom
December 6 - First Wednesday Vespers in the Chapel at 6:30pm
Wednesday Vespers is a service of light, thanksgiving for the day,
scripture lessons, hymns, time for contemplation, supplications for a
night of peace, and intercessions to God on behalf of the individual,
community, and world.
December 13 - Advent Concert in the Chapel with Samford Quartet at 6:15pm
December 20 - Advent Concert in the Chapel with Kathryn Overturf at 6:15pm
November 29 - Souper Salad Bar, Vegetable Beef Soup, Roasted Red Pepper & Smoked Gouda Bisque, & Dessert
December 6 - Meatloaf (or baked chicken), Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad Bar, Rolls, & Apple Pie Bites
December 13 - Chicken Alfredo or Marinara, Garlic Toast, Salad Bar, & Tiramisu
December 20 - Homemade Soup by Larry and Kathryn Michael, Salad Bar, & Dessert
Jeffrey Flaniken, violin
Caroline Nordlund, violin
Angela Flaniken, viola
Samuel Nordlund, cello
Since its inception in 2011, the Samford String Quartet has enjoyed playing concerts in various parts of the United States and the world. The quartet was launched through a generous endowment from an anonymous couple who loves music and loves Samford University. The ensemble received critical acclaim from its premiere concert. The Birmingham News extoled its “finely blended sound” and “rhythmic energy”. They added, “This quartet is on a fast track to putting Samford and Birmingham on the chamber music map”. The Samford Quartet has performed together in England, France, the Dominican Republic, and many places in the United States. They successfully performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016. In addition to performing standard quartet literature, the SQ is also interested in playing very new music, Appalachian music, and sacred music. In the spring of 2016, they gave the world premiere of Joel S. Davis’ first string quartet: Vespers. The Samford Quartet also has taken the initiative to play for thousands of students in their schools across the United States. The players interact with the students through performances, teaching and masterclasses.
The Samford Quartet is made up of two married couples. They have previously held positions in major symphony orchestras, performed and taught at many music festivals, and performed as recitalists. As professors at Samford, they work closely with students in applied lessons, chamber music, orchestral studies, and pedagogy.
Kathryne Overturf, mezzo-soprano, was most recently seen as Adah in Birmingham Music Club’s production of Naughty Marietta and the alto soloist for the Dallas Bach Society’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Meyerson Symphony Center. She has performed in opera, oratorio and concert across the Southwest and Plains regions including her summer as a member of the Young Artist quartet, Cantos de Taos. Favorite roles include, Hansel in Hansel und Gretel, Dido in Dido and Aeneas with Praeclara, Sesto in Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Mrs. Soames in Ned Rorem’s Our Town and Nicklausse/Le Muse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company.
Ms. Overturf has worked with Opera in the Rock’s outreach series, Once Upon an Opera, and was Assistant Stage Director for their 2016 production of La boheme. She also has served on the voice faculty of Southern Arkansas University. Ms. Overturf holds a Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Central Arkansas and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music from Oklahoma Baptist University.