Peace Singers Sing the Movies

Large group of Peace Singers stand together posing in an outdoor stadium of people

The William Peace University singers’ latest show was singing the movies giving feelings of nostalgia as they sang a mashup of many 80’s songs and joy as they sing Happy from Despicable Me 2.
Those are just a few of the songs heard at Keenan Hall on April 13.
The Peace Singers were formed in 2011 when Peace disbanded their chamber choirs. Peace Singers was a way for people who loved to sing to continue to get together and sing for concerts and the community. The ensemble of singers has performed throughout the state and region.
Formerly led by Julie E. Ricciardi, Vice President for the Office of Engagement, the group is now led by Matt Hodge and Amy White, both assistant professors of theatre and musical theatre. It represents some of the best and brightest students from a variety of majors and areas of study.
Many love the smaller group size, which allows a bond to be formed between members.
“We’re a smaller more intimate group and everyone is really motivated and talented which is kind of inspiring,” said Chubbuck.[sidebar title=”Learn More” align=”left” background=”on” border=”all” shadow=”on”]
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Their experience and repertoire varies. Many of them have never before sung in an ensemble before. 
The Peace Singers have become known for singing songs from numerous genres, including jazz, gospel, Christian, contemporary and musical theater among many more. Over the years, the singers have continued to keep the same momentum. This semester they are excited to bring all new material from popular movies.

Peace Singers practice
Photo courtesy of Cat Hewitt

“My favorite songs that we are working on are the 80’s mashup and ‘Will You Be There?’ from Free Willie,” said Anthony Cooper, a freshman musical theatre major. “I love the smaller group and the connection that we all share.”
The glee club has become such a tight knit group, they can often be found out together having a meal at their favorite restaurant, Chipotle, and of course doing some light singing in the middle of the restaurant on the side.
“I love the song Skyfall even though it’s kind of hard, and I also really like the 80s mashup,” said Ashley Chubbuck, a sophomore communications major.

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