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Madrigals of Love & War

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Friday, June 17, 2022
7:30 pm
ChorWorks Young Artists Program

Under the direction of the Chapel's Dr. Philip Cave, singers in the ChorWorks Young Artists Program perform a selection of madrigals by the Italian baroque composer Claudio Monteverdi.

Admission is free.

A musical pioneer of the seventeenth century, Monteverdi's extensive output of eight books of secular madrigals display both his maturation as a musician and also chart a course from renaissance- to baroque-era composition with increased use of instrumentation and word painting. The pieces, which set Italian poems to music, also capture timeless human themes of war, love, courage, and heartache.

Paid parking is available on a first come, first served basis in the Bryan Center Parking Lot at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the Bryan Center Surface Lot at the same address.

Masking at the concert is optional for those who are fully vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated, Duke requires that you wear a mask in all Duke facilities. Read more about campus public health measures at

This is the first of two ChorWorks concerts featuring the music of Monteverdi. The other one is Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Duke Chapel.

In association with Duke Chapel Music, Chorworks Young Artists Program is taking place June 13-19 at Duke. This annual program is designed for musicians at the early stages of their professional careers, and provides training and performance opportunities with a focus on early music. This year's program is an in-depth exploration of the music of the Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Daily rehearsals and coaching are led by distinguished faculty, who will join the students in several performances open to the public.

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