Tuesday, June 07 - 2016

5:00 pm Alleluia! Sing a New Song

The Vocal Arts Ensemble presents the first concert in Duke Chapel since its reopening after a yearlong closure for repair and restoration. To celebrate the reopening, VAE will sing jubilant songs of praise as well as music that celebrates the joy of singing: two choral settings of the word "Alleluia" (including a recent composition by Eric Whitacre), Dan Forrest's "Canticum Novum" (New Song), Randall Thompson's "Ye Shall Have a Song", and others. Related themes of coming home, arrival at the Promised Land, and the coming of light are also presented in music. The 31 singers of VAE are chosen from among the finest choral singers in the region, and are under the direction of Rodney Wynkoop.

Full Program:
Eric Whitacre - Alleluia
Daniel Elder - The Ballad of the Moon
Frank La Rocca - Expectavi Dominum
Ivo Antognini - Canticum novum
Stephen Caracciola, arr. - How can I keep from singing? (men's choir)
Randall Thompson - Ye shall have a song
Steven Sametz - I have had singing
Terry Schlenker - Alleluia
John Rutter - Hymn to the Creator of Light
Charles Wood - Hail, Gladdening Light
Paul Mealor - Ubi caritas
Norman Luboff, arr. - Deep river
Stephen Paulus - The Road Home

Location: Duke Chapel
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham

Format: 2018