“For whoever sings praise, does not only praise,
but also praises joyfully.” — St. Augustine

 

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 concert series listing below, or view or download the Chapel Music brochure.

 

Celebration of Music

Duke Chapel Choir, Vespers Ensemble & Evensong Singers
Celebration of Music
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 | 8 PM
Music for choir, organ & brass.

 



Handel Messiah

Duke Chapel Choir & Orchestra Pro Cantores
Dr. Rodney, Wynkoop, director
Handel Messiah
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 | 7:30 PM
Handel Messiah
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 | 2 PM
Handel Messiah
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 | 3 PM

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Berlioz Te Deum & Poulenc Gloria

Duke Chapel Choir with Choral Society of Durham
Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, director
Berloiz Te Deum & Poulenc Gloria
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 | 4:00 PM

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Victoria Requiem

Duke Vespers Ensemble & UNC Sackbut Ensemble
Dr. Brian A. Schmidt and Michael Kris, directors
Victoria Requiem
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 | 8 PM


Deep River

Duke Vespers Ensemble
Dr. Brian A. Schmidt, director
Deep River
FRIDAY, MARCH 24 | 8 PM


Organ Recital Series

Dr. Robert Parkins, director
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 5 PM
Janette Fishell
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | 5 PM
Erik Suter
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 | 5 PM
Thomas Murray
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 | 5 PM
Jonathan Moyer
SUNDAY, APRIL 2 | 5 PM
Robert Parkins


Bach Cantata Series

Dr. Brian A. Schmidt, director
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 | 5:15 PM
Cantata 135
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 | 5:15 PM
Cantata 179
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 | 5:15 PM
Cantata 62
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 | 3 PM
Coffee Cantata at Fullsteam Brewery
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 | 5:15 PM
Cantatas 9 & 159
SUNDAY, MARCH 19 | 5:15 PM
Cantatas 38 & 54
HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 15 | 3 PM
St. John Passion


J.S. Bach: Complete Organ Works

Christopher Jacobson, FRCO, Chapel Organist
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 | 5 PM
Glimpses of Genius
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 | 5 PM
First Steps
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 5 PM
Youthful Exuberance
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 | 5 PM
Taking Counsel
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 | 5 PM
Master Craftsman
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 | 5 PM
A German Christmas
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 | 5 PM
Something Old & New
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 | 5 PM
Instrumental Musings
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 | 5 PM
Italian Renaissance
SUNDAY, MARCH 5 | 5 PM
Life and Death
SUNDAY, MARCH 12 | 5 PM
Disciplines
SUNDAY, APRIL 9 | 5 PM
Clavierubung III
SUNDAY, APRIL 23 | 5 PM
Miracles
SUNDAY, MAY 7 | 5 PM
Last Words

 



Jazz Vespers

Special Guest Vocalist, Nnenna Freelon
Jazz Vespers
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 | 7:30 PM

 

 



Carillon Recitals

J. Samuel Hammond, University Carillonneur
Celebration and Remembrance 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 | 1 PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5 | 1 PM

 


Celebrating Partnership

With the generous support of so many friends of Duke Chapel, the majority of our programs are presented as free events, open to the vast communities that surround us. This year, we celebrate our new partnerships: