- 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
- January 16, 2015 Raleigh's Village Idiots William Peace Theatre presents "Raleigh's Village Idiots" January 16-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Idiots perform short- and long-form improv comedy. Scenes, stories, games and songs are improvised at your suggestion. Exactly what the combination is on any night... Your guess is as good as ours! For more information on the Idiots, visit their website. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE view Event
- February 5, 2015 The Piano Lesson A Celebrating Black History Month Event William Peace Theatre presents August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Piano Lesson, directed by Amy White, M.F.A., through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. In Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, the Charles family battle their surroundings and each other over their shared legacy -- an antique piano. The fourth play of August Wilson’s epic Century Cycle, The Piano Lesson is a stunning and moving drama of family, history, and survival. The William Peace Theatre Company actors selected for the cast include: DJ Curtis as "Doaker" Jarrett Bennett as "Boy Willie" Josh Walker as "Lymon" Ebony Miles as "Bernice" Maya Bryant as "Maretha" Chris Haskins as "Avery" Demetrius Jackson as "Wining Boy" Breanna Durham as "Grace" Tickets go on sale soon! view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Announces Schedule
For 18-Member Vocal Ensemble Of Students
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced the winter performance schedule for the Peace Singers, an 18-member vocal ensemble of university students. The season began Saturday, Dec. 1, with caroling at Lafayette Village. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the singers will participate in the WPU Holiday Chapel Service: A Traditional Moravian Lovefeast at Dinwiddie Chapel on campus from 4 p.m. through 9 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 8 starting at 10 a.m., the vocalists will present “Santa Comes to Peace,” a free event open to the public featuring a visit by St. Nick and Mrs. Claus and a story hour with William Peace President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., in the Main Building on campus. The next day, Sunday, Dec. 9, the Peace Singers will carol at the Treyburn Country Club in Durham from 5 p.m. through 10 p.m. They will conclude its performances for the fall 2012 semester on Monday, Dec. 10 at noon at the White Memorial Presbyterian Church Christmas Luncheon at 1704 Oberlin Road.
For more information on these events, visit http://www.peace.edu/events/arts-and-events.
“The Peace Singers have served for years as ambassadors of goodwill for William Peace University with their adept handling and vocalizing of all styles of music, and their performances during the holiday season are especially appreciated by the community,” said Townsley. “I eagerly await to join them when Santa Claus comes to our campus and listen to their excellent presentation of Christmas favorites for everyone to enjoy.”
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.