Raleigh, NC, March 07, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to conclude the 2013-14 Manning Chamber Music Concert Series with a concert and reception on Monday, March 10, 2014. The seventh annual series is in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony and is made possible through a gift from Alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning (’58 ’60).
The third and final performance of the season will be held in Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., and will feature numbers by William Peace University vocalists, as selected and introduced by Rhiannon Giddens Laffan of the Grammy Award-Winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. A reception will follow in Main Parlor at 9 p.m.
“This event is always a delight for the community, our students, faculty, staff, and Alumni,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The Manning Series has become an annual tradition here at WPU and we’re thankful for another successful year.”
Tickets for the event are sold out. For more information on other William Peace University arts and events, visit: http://www.peace.edu/events/arts-and-events.
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About 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 www.peace.edu.