MLK Commemoration Events

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.

Winter Weather Notice: Chapel Closed Until Noon Tuesday

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.

Messiah Tickets Now on Sale

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.

2016 Humanitarian Service Award Winner

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

Rev. Kevin Baker Receives Humanitarian Service Award

Kevin and Denise BakerThe Rev. Kevin Baker received this year’s Duke University Chapel Humanitarian Service Award at a reception on campus on Sunday (Oct. 2). The award recognizes people with a commitment to service and simplicity.

Duke to Honor Chapel Custodian

The Chapel's own Oscar Dantzler will be honored Thursday with the university's highest honor for distinguished service. Oscar will receive the University Medal along with former trustee Bruce Karsh during the annual Founders' Day ceremony.

Beloved by students, visitors and others, Oscar is the Chapel's custodian and unofficial tour guide and historian. He has served in the role for nearly two decades and in 2009 was profiled in the Philosopher Kings documentary on the insights of housekeepers at elite universities.

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