Dr. Brian A. Schmidt, the Chapel’s assistant conductor and administrative coordinator of Chapel Music, has accepted a position at Baylor University’s School of Music as an associate professor of choral music. He begins this new position this summer.
In collaboration with the Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Initiative, Interfaith Engagement at Duke Chapel is inviting four dynamic women to campus this spring. These women will reflect publicly on the ways in which their lives and work meet at the intersections of faith-based advocacy and social justice. Dr. Diya Abdo, chair of the English and Creative Writing Department at Guilford College in Greensboro, will kick off the series at 6 p.m. Feb. 7. She will speak on her experience creating sanctuary for refugees with her “Every Campus a Refuge” campaign.
As part of the university's Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration, the Chapel is a co-sponsor of the concert “Sounds of Justice & Inclusion” on January 14, at 8:00 p.m.
The Chapel will be closed until 12:00 noon Tuesday. Duke’s Severe Weather Policy is in effect until that time. The Chapel will be closed to the public while the university's Severe Weather Policy is in effect, and all services, concerts, and public events will be canceled as long as the policy remains in effect. For updates on the university's status, visit emergency.duke.edu. The Chapel will reopen at that time. For updates on the university's status, visit emergency.duke.edu.
Christmas Eve worship services will be held on Dec. 24 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Free parking is available on a first-come basis in the Bryan Center Parking Garage. Overflow parking, which is also free, is available in the Chemistry Lot. Vehicles with an ADA pass may park in Bryan Center Surface Lot.
Seiben Magnificat Antiphonen & Nunc Dimittis
An Interpretation in Color, Movement and Texture
This series of paintings, created by Minnesotan artist Robyn Sand Anderson, was inspired by the musical compositions of Arvo Pärt, an internationally acclaimed Estonian composer.
Tickets are now on sale for the 84th year of performances of Handel’s masterwork, Messiah at Duke Chapel. Internationally renowned soloists join with an orchestra of North Carolina professionals and the Chapel Choir for three performances held Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:00 pm.
The Rev. Kevin Baker received this year’s Duke University Chapel Humanitarian Service Award. The award recognizes people with a commitment to service and simplicity. In describing Baker’s influence as a pastor, one person supporting his nomination wrote, “Kevin … has taught me how to be forgiving, entrusting, loyal, inclusive, selfless, and spiritually fulfilled.” Read more about this year's award recipient.