The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham will present J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor, with Orchestra Pro Cantores and soloists. For tickets, contact the Duke University Box Office at (919) 684-4444 or visit www.tickets.duke.edu.
Duke University will hold its Sunday worship service with Joy Moore, associate dean for Black Church Studies and Church Relations and visiting assistant professor in homiletics and the practice of ministry at Duke Divinity School, preaching.
The Choral Society of Durham will present its spring concert, "Haydn's Creation Mass and Nielsen's Springtime on Funen," with the Durham Children's Choir. Tickets are $20 for adults. Students with a valid ID are admitted free. For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.choral-society.org or call (919) 560-2733.
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Women's Voices Chorus, along with a string orchestra, will perform a spring concert, "Return to Joy," exploring the themes of grief, loss, rebirth, and joy in a variety of music including Giovanni Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," Michael Isaacson's Holocaust cantata "Cradle of Fire," and several pieces by modern women composers. The concert also will include the area premiere of "From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez," a new work by Abbie Betinis that is set to Persian poetry by the 14th-century poet Hâfez. Amir Rezvani, president of the Persian Art Center in North Carolina, will discuss Hâfez during a 3 to 3:30 p.m. pre-concert lecture in the chapel. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at the door and at www.womensvoiceschorus.org.