Choral Evensong Worship Service
With a theme of "Vespers for Versailles," this Choral Evensong service features French sacred music as may have been heard in the Royal Chapel of Versailles. It includes music by François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and Henri Dumont, as well as a rare opportunity to hear a French Organ Magnificat by Jean-Adam Guilain, played by Chapel organ scholar Katherine Johnson.
For centuries, the church has marked the transition from daytime to evening with psalms, prayer, and song. Duke Chapel's Choral Evensong follows this historic pattern, using the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer and featuring choral and organ music from the English cathedral tradition, led by the Chapel's Evensong Singers.
Parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis in the Bryan Center garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the Bryan Center Surface Lot at the same address.
The service is live streamed on the Duke Chapel YouTube channel and broadcast live on channel 12 of the Duke Hospital TV system and channel 110 of the Duke Campus Vision TV system.