Chorworks ensemble concert

Chorworks: Henry Purcell - "England's Orpheus"

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Applications are invited from talented, early-career singers to participate in a week-long workshop exploring the rich variety of Henry Purcell’s music for church, court and theatre.

Through Duke Chapel, the nonprofit organization Chorworks is offering their summer program "Henry Purcell – England’s Orpheus" from June 10 to 16, 2024, at Duke University. The workshop is led by Dr. Philip Cave, executive director of Chorworks and conductor-in-residence at Duke Chapel. Those invited to the program will receive a scholarship covering the full cost of tuition and housing (travel and meals not included).

The week comprises:

Master classes—vocal solo and ensemble coaching with Molly Quinn, Giles Underwood and Philip Cave

Coaching—training for conductors and continuo playing and possible future solo engagements at Duke

Seminars—Purcell and his music: issues of performance practice

Performances—formal and informal concerts with period instrument accompaniment

The application deadline is April 30, 2024. Take the next step:

Applicants will receive their audition results starting the week of April 8. Successful applicants must submit a security deposit within ten days of an offer to secure their place.

For the program, Dr. Cave will be joined by guest artist instructors, including:

Molly Quinn Headshot

Molly Quinn | Soprano

Giles Underwood Headshot

Giles Underwood | Bass

Daniel Swenberg Headshot

Daniel Swenborg | Theorbo

For more information, contact  Dr. Philip Cave or David Faircloth.