June 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Duke University Chapel
401 Chapel Drive
Durham NC 27708
$10 General Admission
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor
$10 General Admission, available at the door and in advance at tickets.duke.edu.
All proceeds from this concert will be donated to World Relief Durham (https://worldreliefdurham.org/), whose mission is to help refugees and immigrants integrate and thrive in the Triangle.



Daniel Elder – A Breathing Peace
text by Rumi

Dan Forrest – Himenami (The Divine Wave)
in memory of the victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan

Jake Runestad – Let my love be heard
in memory of the victims of the 2015 terrorist bombings in Paris

Donald McCulloch – Is not a flower a mystery?
Rabbi Chaim Stern text on man’s inhumanity to man amid God’s constant grace

Kim André Arnesen – Even when he is silent
text from the wall of a concentration camp in World War II 
premiered after terrorist attacks in Oslo and Utøya

Fred Hellerman & Fran Minkoff, arr. Herbert Haufrecht – Healing River
written by members of The Weavers, an American folk group

David L. Brunner – Cloth of Glory
in honor of all who were victims or were affected by the September 11 attack, dedicated to “all those who rise from the ashes”

Gwyneth Walker, arr. – Every night (when the sun goes down)
Appalachian tune about the transcendence of faith over sorrow

Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory, arr. – Ain’t no grave can hold my body down
based on gospel music from the American South

Arnesen – Infinity
a haunting text written by David Roberts, who writes about war and peace

Runestad – We can mend the sky
text from a 14-year-old East African immigrant and 2 Somali proverbs