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Duke University Chapel

Duke Chapel

Once cited by Aldous Huxley as “the most beautiful and successful experiment in neogothic form in the world,” Duke Chapel is one of the most popular features in North Carolina. The chapel, built in 1930, is English Gothic and represents one of the last great collegiate Gothic projects in the United States. It features the Flentrop Organ (5200 pipes), 50-bell carillon, 210-foot tower and stained-glass windows.

The interdenominational chapel serves the university community and holds Sunday morning worship at 11 am to which all are welcome. During the fall and spring semesters there are numerous recitals and concerts by the university organists and guest performers. The carillonneur gives a recital at 5 pm on weekdays and before and after the service of worship each Sunday. Handel's Messiah is performed in early December each year.

October 24 - 24, 2014

Durham Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular Concert

An evening of fun-filled musical offerings for the whole family including holiday inspired works by Copeland, Stravinsky, Saint Saëns and Williams. Paperhand Puppet Intervention, creator of giant puppets, masks and shadow plays joins the DSO in staged performances of Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette and Stravinsky's Infernal Dance of King Katschei from the Firebird Suite. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks, beginning at 6pm. Best Costume contest. Hands-on instrument fun with High Strung Petting Zoo. Special guests Faith Baptist Church Children's Choir. FREE admission.

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