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Sat, Sep 30


Meredith College

Sharon Katz & the Peace Train

South African musicians, Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, will join West Raleigh to share their message of peace, social justice, and reconciliation. To accommodate a larger crowd, this performance will be held at Meredith College.

Sharon Katz & the Peace Train
Sharon Katz & the Peace Train

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2023, 7:00 PM

Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607

About The Event

When Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison, South African musician and music therapist Sharon Katz joined with singer and educator Nonhlanhla Wanda to form a 500-voice multiracial youth choir. Railroading across the country aboard The Peace Train, they became a moving billboard for Mandela’s message of peaceful coexistence and the transition to a nonracial democracy.

Since the original ride of The Peace Train, Sharon has continued spreading a message of peace, social justice, and reconciliation around the world through performances, seminars, workshops, residencies, and cultural collaborations.

West Raleigh Presbyterian is sponsoring Sharon’s visit, but the concert will be held at Meredith College so that we can accommodate a bigger crowd. Sharon and two of her long-time collaborative musicians (bass and drums) will perform, also accompanied by West Raleigh Presbyterian Church’s Chancel Choir, the Mosaic and Capital Singers of the Raleigh Youth Choir, and the Meredith College Chorus.

This event is free and open to the general public, but, due to limited space, requires a ticket.

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