Celebrating Duke Chapel’s 75th Anniversary

Program for Sunday’s concert:

Beautiful Savior F. Melius Christiansen
Sanctus Charles Gounod
Cantique de Jean Racine Gabriel Fauré
Beautiful River arr. John Rutter
How Firm a Foundation Traditional American arr. Emma Lou Diemer
Where E’er You Go Allan Friedman (sung by Schola)
Magnificat on the tune WOODLANDS David Arcus
(Carillon) Improvisation on AURELIA J. Samuel Hammond, (University Carillonneur)
Le Cantique de Simeon Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (Vespers Ensemble)
(Duet) Kyrie (from Messe Basse) Fauré
Tantum ergo Charles-Marie Widor
Sanctus (from Mass for Two Choirs and Two Organs) Widor
Requiem Maurice Duruflé

A few notes of interest—

Beautiful Savior was sung at the chapel every Sunday for many decades.  The Gounod was the first choral work performed in the Chapel. The Diemer was commissioned for the choir. The Magnificat was composed by our chapel choir organist, David Arcus and the Schola piece, Where E’er You Go is by our assistant conductor, Allan Friedman.

Also, to learn more about the 75th, attend

75th Anniversary Celebration – Laying Foundations, Living Faith Celebration
April 17, 2010, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Duke Chapel
All are invited to join us as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Duke Chapel. Festivities will include a viewing of a short film about the life and history of Duke Chapel, an invocation by former Dean Will Willimon, remarks by Dean Sam Wells, and musical performances. Contact: 919-684-2921.


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