Duke University Chorale to Perform at Claremont Church
Claremont, CA–The Duke University Chorale is coming to Claremont on Thursday, March 10. The 37-member traveling chorale will perform in the sanctuary of the Claremont United Church of Christ.
The performance will begin at 7:00pm and last for approximately two hours. There is no charge to attend.
“The performance is the day after Ash Wednesday,” said Rob Patton, senior pastor at the church. “For Christians this is a time of reflection and introspection. The Chorale’s performance will include some traditionally sacred pieces of music that serve as an excellent way for us to enter the Lenten season. However, we offer this concert to any and all in our community as an opportunity to enjoy a world-class choir regardless of the motivation to do so. We’re thrilled to be able to welcome the Duke Chorale thanks to a generous gift provided by our members, Dudley and Ceci Rauch.”
The Chorale’s tour repertoire features both sacred and secular music ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary works, from serious to relaxed music, and from unaccompanied works to pieces with piano and other instruments. In recent years the Chorale has also performed major works with the North Carolina Symphony and other orchestras, including the Verdi and Brahms Requiems, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Haydn’s Creation, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert.
The Chorale has produced several CD recordings, all of which are available for sale at their concerts. The group has been conducted by Rodney Wynkoop since 1984 and is accompanied by Mary Hamilton.
Claremont United Church of Christ is an open and affirming congregation in which all persons regardless of race, ethnic background, economic status, gender, age, personal ability, or sexual orientation are equally affirmed into membership and leadership and are joyfully welcomed. The United Church of Christ is a progressive Christian nomination with more than 1.1 million members.
Claremont United Church of Christ is located at 233 West Harrison Ave, Claremont CA 91711; 909/626-1201. Also refer to the church’s website at www.claremontucc.org.