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  • December 5, 2015 Children’s Holiday Story Hour with Santa Here Comes Santa Claus! William Peace University invites you to join us for our 6th Annual Children's Holiday Story Hour with Santa. Listen to two stories read by a special guest. Have your pictures taken with the Clauses 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 Free Admission, Click Here to register! view Event
  • December 5, 2015 WPU Christmas Show William Peace University invites you to experience Christmas at PEACE! Our 2015 Christmas Show will feature performances from several campus groups and entertainers, including WPU's student a capella group Vocal MasterPEACE, the William Peace University Singers glee club, and our Gospel group the Ambassadors for Christ, as well as several singers within the Bachelor of Fine Arts program and others. Join us for this special concert filled with Christmas classics, holiday songs and carols (secular and sacred) from across the decades and from multiple genres. Bring the whole family! Date: Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 Time: 3:30 PM Location: Kenan Hall Free Admission. Reservations required. - Coming Soon! William Peace University wishes to make every 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 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

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William Peace University Announces 2014-2015 Manning Chamber Music Concert Season Schedule

By William Peace University on August 25, 2014 6:17 pm

William Peace University Announces 2014-2015
Manning Chamber Music Concert Season Schedule
Four-Year Baccalaureate Continues Partnership with
North Carolina Symphony in Eighth Annual Music Series

RALEIGH, N.C., August 25, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the 2014-2015 Manning Chamber Music Concert Season schedule. The eighth annual series is in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony, and will feature five shows throughout the academic year held on the William Peace University campus.

Performances will include Jazz musician Steve Elmer with Triangle residents and area musicians Robert Cohen and Don Gladstone, Monday, September 8, Broadway musicians Carolann Sanita and WPU Visiting Professor Lauren Kennedy on Monday, October 20, and members of the North Carolina Symphony on Monday, November 10, Monday, January 12, and Monday, April 6. All performances are made possible through a gift made by Alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning ’58 ’60 which established The Manning Chamber Music Series Fund.

All Manning Series Concerts are free and open to the public; however, registration is required for general admission reserved seating.

“We’re really excited for this year’s lineup,” said Julie Ricciardi, Vice President for Engagement at William Peace University. “Not only are we continuing our fantastic relationship with the North Carolina Symphony, but we’re adding some new pieces into the mix with one of our faculty members performing. It really is must-see entertainment.”

“We’re happy to provide our faculty, staff, students, and Alumni, along with the local community, a series of fun and exciting shows,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “The Manning Series has become a tradition here and it’s something people really enjoy seeing.”

“I love that the University offers us an outlet from school with awesome shows during the week,” said Justin Cornett, William Peace University ’16. “We’re in the middle of downtown, but we don’t even have to leave campus to catch great events.”

For more information on the Manning Chamber Music Series, including details on tickets and registration, click here.




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