This concert features J. S. Bach's exquisite funeral cantata, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God's time is best), known also as the Actus tragicus, BWV 106. It will be performed alongside cantatas by composers G. P. Telemann (Du aber Daniel, TWV 4:17) and C. L. Boxberg (Bestelle dein Haus).
The program is directed by Dr. Philip Cave, the Chapel's associate conductor for Chapel Music. Soloists and a chorus of Duke Bach Ensemble are accompanied on period instruments by the Mallarmé Chamber Players.
Admission is free. Parking is available for $5 in the Bryan Center Parking Garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available at the same address in the Bryan Center Surface Lot.
Come early at 4:00 p.m. to participate in the Chapel's Choral Evensong worship service. Evensong at Duke Chapel is a small part of something bigger; it is part of the worship which is offered to God by people in every part of the world throughout the day and night.