Choral Evensong represents one of the finest traditions of singing sacred choral music. The Duke Evensong Singers prepare 7-10 new pieces of music each week for this service and work in a fast-paced rehearsal environment. The Sunday afternoon service itself lasts about 45 minutes and is mostly sung by the choir. Music is drawn primarily from the great body of music written for English cathedrals and collegiate chapels.
The Durham Children’s Choir is a diverse chorus, representing all the many ethnic and racial groups in the Durham area. Founded in 2004, it is open by audition to all children. Beginning with the 2011-2012 season, the Durham Children’s Cantare Choir serves as a training choir for younger singers (3rd-6th graders), to prepare them for the DCC, which is open to 4th-9th graders.
Founded in 1987, the Durham Community Chorale is a community choral group that gives people who have a love for singing an opportunity to perform a variety of choral music. There is a Holiday concert and a spring concert each year.
This homegrown theatre troupe was created in 1963 out of love for that perfect combination of W. S. Gilbert’s satire and Arthur Sullivan’s sparkling music. The Savoyards take their name from London’s Savoy Theatre, where many Gilbert and Sullivan operattas were first produced. Performing the complete G&S canon in repertoire, the company has cultivated a large, diverse audience across the Triangle and beyond.
The Central Carolina Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is home to the Heart of Carolina A Cappella, founded in 2005. The group sings 4-8 part a cappella harmony in a number of styles, focusing on performance excellence. Members are from throughout the Triangle area; the group is open to anyone of good character with superb singing skills and a desire to perform in public and in competition.