Chamber Singers: Covers

Charlotte Master Chorale’s 2023–24 Season closes with Chamber Singers: Covers, a joyous festival of re-engagement, regeneration, and re-imagination, featuring covers and arrangements of well-known and beloved tunes from across the musical spectrum.

$30

Choral Society of Durham: Durham Community Sing

Trinity United Methodist Church 215 N. Church St., Durham, NC, United States

To celebrate the end of our 75th season, the Choral Society of Durham is hosting the Durham Community Sing, a community event for both singers and listeners. This new event for our organization offers a unique opportunity for members of the Durham community to join together in song. We will meet in the morning for a workshop and rehearsal, then showcase our music at a 1:30 PM performance. Here's the plan: 10 AM – rehearsal/workshop 12:00 PM – lunch break 1:30 PM – performance

Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham: What the Earth Says

Duke University Chapel 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC, United States

Rodney Wynkoop, director Our created world has so much wondrous beauty, which we are called to treasure and protect. “Sacred Place” offers words by poet Wendell Berry, naturalist John Muir, and others to celebrate these natural gifts and to lament the possibility of losing them. Composer Alex Berko adds violin, cello, and piano to the choral sounds of this very recent and highly praised piece. Balancing this is another extended piece written 100 years earlier, Swiss composer Frank Martin’s “Mass" for double choir. Though undiscovered for 40 years, it became, very quickly after its premiere, both admired for its originality and loved for its aural impact. Its sounds and style show an affinity with J.S. Bach and even earlier music, leading one writer to describe it as “an homage to the vocal polyphony of the Renaissance.” The world premiere of a Mark Kilstofte composition, with haunting words by Rilke, as well as Jake Runestad’s "The peace of wild things,” with poetry by Wendell Berry, will also be sung.

Free