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Baroque Before Bach: Smaller Sacred Works

Baroque Before Bach: Smaller Sacred Works
Friday, June 23, 2023
7:30 pm
Chorworks Ensemble

The Chorworks ensemble of singers performs Baroque sacred music before the time of J.S. Bach. This concert includes music by Heinrich Schütz-often described as the most important German composer before J.S. Bach-and his contemporaries, Johann Hermann Schein, Samuel Scheidt, Thomas Selle, and Andreas Hammerschmidt, together with music by J.C. and J.M. Bach.

This program, in the Divinity School's Goodson Chapel, focuses on smaller-scale works performed by faculty and students, one-voice-per-part with lute and organ continuo. It is curated and introduced by Dr. Lex Silbiger, emeritus professor of musicology at Duke.

Admission is free. 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.

Through the Chorworks summer program, a group of twenty talented, early-career singers are participating in a week-long workshop that strengthens their understanding and performance of early sacred music. It is led by Dr. Philip Cave, conductor-in-residence at Duke Chapel, along with other distinguished faculty from the United States and United Kingdom. Learn more at