Music at Duke University Chapel aims to create high quality musical experiences, while giving glory to God and stirring the hearts and minds of all those it reaches. Working in sacred music traditions, Duke Chapel Music comprises three choirs, eight staff members, two organ scholars, four organs, and a 50-bell carillon, in addition to partnerships with many professional musicians, student music groups, and guest choirs. Music at the Chapel can be experienced in many ways: at a worship service or concert, as a choir member, or streamed online. See the full 2017-18 concert series listing below, or view or download the Chapel Music brochure.

With the generous support of so many friends of Duke Chapel, the majority of Chapel music programs are presented as free events. Those requiring a ticket have been noted below. 


Handel's Messiah

Duke Chapel Choir
Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, Director
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017 | 7:30 PM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017 | 2:00 PM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 | 3:00 PM

 These performances are ticketed. Tickets are available here through the Duke University Box Office.  


Mendelssohn's Elijah

Duke Chapel Choir & Duke Chorale
Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, Director
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 | 4:00 PM

 This performance is ticketed. Tickets will be made available through tickets.duke.edu.  


Organ Recital Series

Dr. Robert Parkins, Director
Dr. Kola Owolabi
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 | 5:00 PM
Christopher Jacobson, FRCO
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017 | 5:00 PM
Dongho Lee & Andrew Pester
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018 | 5:00 PM
Dr. Robert Parkins
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 | 5:00 PM
David Briggs, FRCO
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 | 5:00 PM

Vespers Ensemble

Dr. Philip Cave, Director
Vespers Ensemble Fall Concert
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Evensong Singers

Christopher Jacobson, FRCO, Director
Lighten Our Darkness—Poetry in Music
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018 | 4:00 PM

Jazz Vespers

Duke Jazz Program
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017 | 7:30 PM

 

 


Carillon Recitals

J. Samuel Hammond
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 | 5:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018 | 1:00 PM

 


Bach Cantata Series

Dr. Philip Cave, Director
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017 | 5:15 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017 | 5:15 PM
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018 | 5:15 PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018 | 5:15 PM

 


Spotlight Recitals

Amalgam Brass Recital
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 | 5:15 PM
Organ Scholars Recital
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018 | 5:15 PM

 


Community Singing

Messiah Sing-Along
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017 | 5:15 PM
Hymn Festival
SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018 | 5:15 PM

 


Special Services

All Hallows' Eve
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017 | 10:30 PM
All Saints' Requiem Eucharist with Duruflé's Requiem
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017 | 4:00 PM
Advent Lessons & Carols
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2017 | 11:00 PM
Epiphany Lessons & Carols
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Maundy Thursday
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Tenebrae
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Easter Sunday
SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 | 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Ascension Day Evensong with Messiaen's L'Ascension
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 | 3:30 PM

Music at Duke Chapel is supported by: