Annual “Say It with Music” Concert


The Women’s Service Council presents “Say it with Music” featuring The Voices of Peace of Peace Missionary Baptist Church located in Durham, North Carolina.  The concert will be held on Sunday, Septemmber 24 at 4:00 P.M.

About the Voices of Peace:

The Voices of Peace was founded in 1974 under the anointing and nurturing leadership of Pastor William E. Daye. Initially known as the Chancellor Choir, the group played an important part in the growth and spiritual development of Peace Missionary Baptist Church. Upon the suggestion of the choir’s second president, Julia Hinton, the choir took on the name of the Voices of Peace.

After only four years of music ministry, the Voices of Peace entered the national gospel scene recording the album “Nobody but You Lord” with the acclaimed Rev. James Herndon on the Savoy label. “Nobody but You Lord,” one of the choir’s greatest accomplishments, was so well received by lovers of gospel music everywhere that the album reached Billboard Magazine’s top-ten list of gospel albums in 1978. In 1981, Evangelist, Shirley Caesar, today’s reigning queen of gospel music, selected the Voices of Peace as Choir of the Year.

With a successful recording and national attention, the Voices of Peace went on in 1990 to inspire and move theater audiences in “Heartstrings,” a stage musical that toured twenty-six U.S. cities to benefit AIDS research and treatment. The stage production of “How I Got Over,” a performance of spoken and sacred music, looked to the Voices of Peace again in 2004 for the group’s stage experience, professionalism, and performance power. In the same year, its thirtieth, the group participated in Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s annual conference in Charlotte, NC. In 2008, the Voices of Peace was the featured choir In the Wendell Tabb and Xavier Cason in association with Throne Life Media production of the Langston Hughes classic “Black Nativity” at the Hillside High School Theater in Durham, NC.

However, the choir’s most cherished ministry experiences have been at home in Durham singing for the closely-knit family of Peace Missionary Baptist Church. The choir provides the music for church services on the third Sunday of each month as well as accompanying the Pastor when he is ministering to surrounding churches.

The choir is eternally grateful to God for all of His blessings throughout the years. Their pastor is the Reverend Dr. D. Gregory Ceres, and their First Lady is Dana Ceres. They continue to give honor to their Founding Pastor Emeritus, the Reverend Dr. W.E. Daye and his wife, Lady Nora Daye.

Their accompanists are: Mr. Charles “Chuckey” Robinson and Mr. Clarence Harding.

The choir’s motto is: “I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also; I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” – I Corinthians 14:15.

Please join us on September 24 for this unique worship experience!