Duke Chapel is home to several choirs led by Chapel Music staff. The choirs are open to anyone in the Duke and Triangle communities; Duke students, faculty, and staff, are particularly encouraged to participate.
We welcome auditions from new members for each of the choirs below. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester and as needed throughout the academic year. We make every effort to engage all students and community members who are interested in singing with us.
To learn more about the Chapel’s choirs, email Chapel Music.
Founded in 1932, the Duke University Chapel Choir is the largest and most visible ensemble in the Chapel. The choir is a regular part of worship on Sunday mornings during the academic year, singing a widely varied choral repertoire and leading the congregation in hymns and liturgical music. Learn more about the Chapel Choir.
Students, staff, and community members are invited to attend Chapel Choir open rehearsals on Wednesday, August 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 28, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel.
To schedule a Chapel Choir audition, between August 29 and September 2, click here.
Formed in 1986, the Vespers Ensemble is a chamber choir that sings for special evening services and performs occasional concerts at Duke Chapel. The repertoire is centered on music of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras. Learn more about the Vespers Ensemble.
Formed in 2015, the Evensong Singers leads the service of Choral Evensong many Sunday afternoons during the academic year. The repertoire is centered on choral and organ anthems of the English cathedral tradition. Learn more about the Evensong Singers.