Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8pm
Rodney Wynkoop, Conductor
Rodney Wynkoop is the Director of Chapel Music at Duke University and conducts the Duke University Chorale and the Duke Chapel Choir. He also conducts the Choral Society of Durham and is the founding director of the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham. He holds the title of Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke, where he was given a Meritorious Service Award for Executive Leadership in 2009. Before coming to Duke in 1984, he held conducting positions at the University of Chicago, Yale School of Music/Institute of Sacred Music, and Mount Holyoke College. He is a past winner of the Lara Hoggard Award for Distinguished Service in Choral Music by the North Carolina ACDA.
The Duke University Chorale
The Duke University Chorale, the primary choral group of the Department of Music at Duke, is composed of 50 singers most of whom are Duke students. The Chorale performs numerous concerts throughout the year, both on and off campus, and tours nationally and internationally during Duke’s annual spring break.
Chorale Society of Durham
The 150-voice Choral Society of Durham has a long-standing reputation for excellence in performing great horal literature with professional orchestra and regionally and nationally known soloists. Their recent repertoire includes such disparate works as Glass’s Itaipu, the Hindemith Requiem, the Kodaly Te Deum, and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.
The Duke University Chapel Choir
The Duke University Chapel Choir, comprised of 100 student and community members, sings in Sunday worship services at Duke Chapel. They also perform concerts with professional orchestra and soloists, including their Messiah performances, drawing thousands of listeners annually. In 2014 they sang the U.S. premiere of MacMillan’s St. Luke Passion.