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Lighten Our Darkness: Poetry in Music

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Duke Evensong Singers

Poetry has inspired composers to write some of the most beautiful choral music we have today. This concert traces poetry about light shining into darkness set to elegant music. In addition to William Byrd's "Ave verum corpus" and J. S. Bach's Cantata 22, composer Benjamin Britten illuminates words by Christopher Smart in his cantata Rejoice in the Lamb.

Contact: Michael Lyle