Thursday, April 13 to Friday, April 14 - 2017

11:00 pm Dupré: Stations of the Cross

Since the Middle Ages Christians have long meditated through both prayer and art upon Jesus' final journey to Calvary (known as the Stations of the Cross) during the season of Lent. Sculptural depictions of the Stations of the Cross hang in the side aisles of Duke Chapel as visual interpretations of Christ's final hours. In 1932 the great French organist Marcel Dupré improvised a musical depiction of the Stations in Brussels as meditations on poems by Paul Claudel. Throughout these fourteen movements, Dupré weaves a rich theological tapestry symbolizing religious themes of Christ's Passion (suffering, redemption, the cross, and piety to name just a few) by linking them to musical motives (four ascending notes, a descending major triad, etc.). Scripture readings will be interspersed between the movements.

Parking will be available in the Bryan Center Parking Garage, located at 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708 for $2/hour. Vehicles with ADA parking passes may park in the Bryan Center Surface Lot.

Location: Duke Chapel
Speaker: 
Christopher Jacobson

Format: 2017