100 Men in Black, Inc., is an all-male, independent, community-based ensemble with open membership to all within the Triangle and surrounding areas. The group is comprised of males representative of all age groups, ethnicities and walks of life…who love to sing and share the “good news of the gospel” through music.
Founded in 1949, the Choral Society of Durham regularly performs with professional orchestra and regionally and nationally known soloists. The group also engages in outreach to music students in area public schools. The 30-voice Chamber Choir, often featured in portions of Choral Society concerts, presents its own programs in the community.
The Common Woman Chorus' mission is to cultivate connection and change through the healing power of music. Founded in 1983, we are a treble chorus made up of woman-identifying, gender-nonconforming, and transgender individuals. We are an LGBTQ+ centered space and a place for queer joy. We are people always seeking and working toward justice. We believe in the power of our collective voices. The chorus performs two concerts per year and other outreach performances in the community. CWC is a member of Sister Singers Network and GALA Choruses.
Being the resident choir for Sunday morning services at Duke Chapel, the Chapel Choir is the largest and most visible ensemble at the Chapel, singing anthems and leading the congregation in hymns and liturgical music.
In addition to providing weekly sacred choral music, the Choir performs two concerts each year, including their critically acclaimed performances of Handel’s “Messiah” which have been presented annually since 1933. The Chapel Choir has also performed concert tours in China, Poland, the Czech Republic, England and the U.S., performing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Washington National Cathedral, and St. Martin in the Fields.
The Chapel Choir is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members by audition. Auditions are held at the beginning of the academic year, as well as by appointment.
The Duke Chapel Vespers Ensemble was formed in 1986. The Vespers Ensemble leads evening liturgies throughout the academic year (Advent Lessons & Carols, All Hallows Eve, Michaelmas, Candlemas, Ash Wednesday, etc) and performs concerts at the Chapel, focusing on music of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras. The Vespers Ensemble is directed by Dr. Philip Cave.
Membership in the ensemble is by audition. For information about auditions and membership requirements, please contact the Chapel Music office.