Photos of the Chapel Choir

Sing With Us

Duke Chapel is home to three 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.

Auditions for all three choirs are held at the beginning of the fall semester and throughout the academic year. We make every effort to engage all students and community members who are interested in singing with us.

Although we currently find ourselves in a modified environment here at Duke, we are committed to providing flexible and fulfilling music experiences at Duke Chapel. Further information about each choir’s rehearsal schedule and audition process is below.

Chapel Choir

Conducted by Dr. Zebulon Highben, Director of Chapel Music

Auditions are designed to be as relaxed and stress-free as possible. You will be asked to sing a simple hymn or song of your choosing: Amazing Grace, America the Beautiful, etc. Choose something simple that you know well. The Zoom audition will also include simple vocal warm-ups and similar musical activities, and will last for approximately fifteen minutes.

To schedule a Zoom audition for the Chapel Choir, contact the Chapel Music Office.

Vespers Ensemble

Conducted by Dr. Philip Cave, Associate Conductor for Chapel Music

  • Fall 2020: regular Zoom gatherings; professionally record virtual choir videos
  • Rehearses Mondays, 6:00 to 7:50 p.m.
  • Sings for Thursday evening Choral Vespers
  • Learn more about the Vespers Ensemble

To schedule an audition for the Vespers Ensemble, contact the Chapel Music Office.

Evensong Singers

Conducted by Christopher Jacobson, FRCO, Chapel Organist

  • Fall 2020: regular Zoom gatherings; professionally record virtual choir videos
  • Rehearses Mondays, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Sings for Sunday afternoon Choral Evensong services
  • Learn more about the Evensong Singers

To schedule an audition for Evensong Singers, contact the Chapel Music Office.

For more information about all of the choirs and the music program at Duke Chapel, please contact the Chapel Music Office.