Vocal Group Of Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Sing
National Anthem For Jan. 11 North Carolina Governor Inauguration
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the William Peace University Singers will perform at Governor Pat McCrory’s inauguration ball on Friday, Jan 11. The vocal group will lead in singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the event, which is set to run from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. An 18-member vocal ensemble, the William Peace University Singers are a musical staple of William Peace University and have performed across the Triangle in a variety of showcases including the ABC11, AT&T Heritage Calendar event and at a Wake County Law Enforcement Ceremony.
“One of the longest standing traditions of William Peace University has been the outstanding musical talents of our Peace Singers, which truly highlights some of the greatest collegiate vocal talent today,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are proud that the Peace Singers will participate in the inaugural ball as they sing the national anthem for our newly appointed governor.”
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.