William Peace University Singers Homecoming Concert

Alumni Night 4_23_22-Angel Sutton

By Christiane Newell

The William Peace University Singers took to the stage with their Fall concert on October 27th.

The ensemble, led by Julie Ricciardi and accompanied by Jae Kellogg, consists of 24 WPU students.

The singers performed a wide range of music: country, pop, gospel, jazz, show tunes, and more, from the 1920s up to present day. Not only did the concert include group songs, but there were also several specialty performances, featuring soloists, duets, trios, and quartets.

The group got the audience involved by serenading them with the 1930s tune “Them Their Eyes”, and getting the audience to sing and dance along with “Valderi/The Happy Wanderer”.

Sara Johnson, a freshman at WPU, said, “I really enjoyed the inspiring and moving moments that happened within the show.” She shared that one of these moments was when Melvin Gray, a WPU freshman, sang his rendition “Freedom Is”.

Something that seemed to impress many audience members was the diversity of types of music.

Christina Saraceno, the younger sister of WPU Singer Erica Saraceno, said, “I like how the Peace Singers have many varieties of songs… It looks fun.“

Samantha Pulley, a member of WPU Singers also likes how the group sings music from many styles: “I think that we have a very dynamic group of voices that are able to sing all different types of music.”

Fans of the WPU Singers are already looking forward to their Spring concert, which is scheduled for March 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

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