Chapel Music hosts three choirs, led by Chapel staff. The Choirs are open to anyone in the Duke and Triangle communities, with an emphasis on Duke students, faculty, and staff. Auditions are held during the first two weeks of the fall semester. We make every effort to accept students who are interested in singing and include as many community members as possible.
If you're interested in joining one of the Chapel's three choirs, we'd love a chance to hear you sing beforehand. See information on scheduling an audition below:
To schedule an audition for Vespers Ensemble, please contact the choir's director, Philip Cave, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 919-684-3855.
You can find more information about Vespers Ensemble here.
To schedule an audition for Evensong Singers, please contact the choir's director, Christopher Jacobson, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 919-684-6388.
You can find more information about Evensong Singers here.
Auditions are designed to be as relaxed and stress-free as possible. Just think of one short piece (or a relatively short section of a longer piece) that you’re very familiar with and feel really comfortable singing, such as My Country ‘Tis of Thee, Amazing Grace, a Christmas carol, or something else you know. At your audition, you can sing the piece a capella or we can supply a piano accompanist if you need it (just remember to bring an extra copy of the piece). We will also listen to how well you sing in tune and gauge how experienced you are with learning new music. It will take about 10 minutes.
At the pre-arranged time, you can come to the Chapel Music Office at 036 Westbrook Building, which is in the Divinity School, situated on the right side of Duke Chapel.
Schedule an audition for Chapel Choir using the buttons below: