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UE to Host International Day of Peace Concert

Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

In observance of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, the University of Evansville Department of Religious Life, International Club, Interfaith Council, and Neu Chapel Society will host a concert featuring a diverse group of local performers.

The International Day of Peace Concert will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 22 in UE’s Neu Chapel. Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food items are requested.

The concert will feature the Signature School String Orchestra, directed by Becky Simpkins; the North High School Choir, directed by Andrea Drury; the Joshua Academy Choir, directed by Monte Skelton; the First United Methodist Church Choir of Henderson, Kentucky, directed by Matthew Vanover; and University of Evansville music students and faculty.

Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. UE’s concert is scheduled on the following day, September 22, to maximize participation by the campus and broader community.

The United Nations General Assembly declared September 21 as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all nations and people. The United Nations invites all to honor a cessation of hostilities during the day, and to commemorate the day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. To inaugurate the day, the “Peace Bell” is rung at UN Headquarters in New York City.

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