- December 1, 2014 WPU Community Lovefeast A Peace Christmas Tradition William Peace University invites members of the Peace community and our neighbors to join us for the annual WPU Community Lovefeast in Dinwiddie Chapel (Main Building, 2nd Floor). Rev. Dr. R. Lee Carter, our William C. Bennett Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion, welcomes members of the community to receive Communion during this festive event. A Lovefeast service is a service dedicated to Christian love and is most famously practiced by the Moravians. A Lovefeast seeks to strengthen the bonds and the spirit of harmony, goodwill, and congeniality, as well as to forgive past disputes and instead love one another. The Moravian Lovefeast is based on the Agape feast and the meals of the early churches described in the Bible in the Acts of the Apostles, which were partaken in unity and love. Traditionally for European, Canadian, and American Lovefeasts, a sweetened bun and coffee (sweetened milky tea in Germany, Holland and England) is served to the congregation in the pews by dieners (from the German for servers); before partaking, a simple table grace is said. The foods and drinks consumed from congregation may vary tremendously at the Lovefeast and are usually adapted from what the congregations have available. Services in some Colonial-era Lovefeasts, for example, used plain bread and water; some in Salem were known to have served beer. The Moravian Lovefeast also concentrates on the singing of hymns and listening to music which may come from the organ or choir. The songs and hymns chosen usually describe love and harmony. The congregation can talk quietly with their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ about their spiritual walk with God. The William Peace University Community Lovefeast will feature special student, faculty and staff speakers and dieners. Event Date: Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 Event Time: 6:00 p.m. Event Location: Dinwiddie Chapel, 2nd Floor of Main Building Admission: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC view Event
- December 6, 2014 Children’s Holiday Story Hour with Santa Here Comes Santa Claus! William Peace University invites you to join us for our 5th Annual Children's Holiday Story Hour with Santa. Listen to two stories read by WPU President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D.. Have your pictures taken and get a special present from Santa himself! Enjoy cookies and refreshments in Main Parlor and Carols by the William Peace University Singers. This event is one of the most anticipated family events of the year at WPU. Be sure to register early! Event Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Event Location: Main Parlor RESERVE YOUR FAMILY'S SPOT BY CLICKING HERE. view Event
- January 12, 2015 Manning Music Series Concert: NC Symphony William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony on the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. Additional Manning Series concerts this year include: Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
A voice recital featuring Peace alumna, Christian Sineath ’04, accompanied by Dr. Milton Laufer on piano, will be held Friday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in Kenan Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.
A native of Wilmington, Ms. Sineath exhibits a wide range of performance ability. She appeared in Carnegie Hall with The New York Oratorio Society following her off-off Broadway debut in the role of Rhonda in David Hare’s The Secret Rapture, where according to Backstage she "spiced up the stage" of the Sanford Meisner Theater. Ms. Sineath was hailed by Robert’s Reviews as a "lyric soprano of uncommon beauty, equally adept at putting over a blazing vaudeville turn." Her credits include Hattie in Kiss Me Kate with the Janiec Opera Company at The Brevard Music Festival, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro in scenes with the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy. She is currently a master’s candidate at Manhattan School of Music, studying with Ashley Putnam.
Christian Sineath received the Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance degree from Peace College in 2004. She studied voice with Professor Jim Smith, under whose guidance she was recognized for her outstanding accomplishments. During her junior and senior years as a Peace student, she won first place in the statewide competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing in the Music Theater category, and she went on to place second in the five-state Regional competition during her senior year. Prior to her senior year at Peace, she was selected to join the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Festival, where she was the second youngest in the 40-member company.