Stories this week at Wake Forest

December 4, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Media Advisory, Staff, Student

Student Chorus to Sing at White House Members of Chi Rho, a men’s a cappella chorus at Wake Forest, will perform at the White House on Sunday, Dec. 15. The group will sing for White House staff and cabinet members as part of a holiday reception. Chi Rho members will be available for interviews until […]

WFU Students Lend Mother Teresa a Holiday Hand

December 4, 1996  |   Media Advisory, Student

As a challenging alternative to the traditional Christmas break, 11 Wake Forest University students will travel to India to volunteer with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. The students will leave for Calcutta the day after Christmas to spend two weeks helping India’s poor. They will arrive back in the United States on Sunday, Jan. 12. […]

Christian Chorus to Perform at the White House

December 3, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Media Advisory, Student, University Announcement

Chi Rho, an a cappella student chorus at Wake Forest University, will perform Christmas music for White House staff and cabinet members on Sunday, Dec. 15. The group will perform two 40-minute sets during a holiday reception at the White House Sunday morning. “At first I didn’t want to tell anybody because I didn’t believe […]

Museum Discounts Unusual Holiday Gifts

November 27, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Media Advisory, University Announcement

Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology will hold its annual holiday sale at its shop Dec. 2-Dec. 24. Handcrafted jewelry, toys, masks, dolls and other unusual holiday gifts from places such as Indonesia, China, India, Africa and the American Southwest will be sold at a 10 percent discount. The museum offers stocking stuffers and tree […]

Wake Forest Choirs to Present Holiday Concert

November 26, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Student

Three Wake Forest University choirs will present a free holiday concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Brendle Recital Hall. The Choral Union, the Collegium Vocal Ensemble and the Concert Choir will form a 100-voice chorus to sing Johann Franck’s “Be Thou with Me,” but also will perform separately. The Choral Union’s selections will […]

Student Ensembles to Perform at Wake Forest

November 26, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Student

Wake Forest University’s student chamber ensembles will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Brendle Recital Hall. Admission is free. The concert will feature performances by string ensembles, a saxophone quartet, a piano duo and various other instrumental groups. The ensembles have been coached by members of the Wake Forest music faculty. For information, […]

WFU Wind Ensemble to Present 20th Century Music

November 26, 1996  |   Events, Student

Under the direction of C. Kevin Bowen, the Wake Forest University Wind Ensemble will perform a variety of music by 20th century composers at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Brendle Recital Hall. Admission is free. The 51-member ensemble was formed in 1995 to give wind students (many of whom perform with the marching band) […]

Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices to Offer Concert

November 22, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

One of America’s foremost a cappella ensembles, the Theatre of Voices, will perform at Wake Forest University at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Wait Chapel. The concert is the second event of the 1996-97 Secrest Artists Series season. The Wake Forest concert, titled “To Chase the Cold Winter Away,” takes its name from a […]

Stories this week at Wake Forest

November 21, 1996  |   Faculty, Media Advisory, Thrive / Wellbeing

Professor Traces Origins of Thanksgiving J. Edwin Hendricks, chair of Wake Forest’s history department, can trace the development of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving feast in 1621 into an important national holiday. In 1789, George Washington proclaimed the first national day of Thanksgiving, says Hendricks. But it didn’t become an official holiday until 1863, when Abraham […]

WFDD Exceeds Goal in Fall Fundraising Campaign

November 14, 1996  |   Media Advisory

Listeners pledged $215,518 to help radio station WFDD (88.5 FM) beat the $200,000 goal for its annual fall fundraising campaign. The pledged amount does not include proceeds from an ongoing $10-a-ticket raffle for two tickets to the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament March 6-9 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Cleve Callison, station manager of Wake Forest […]

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