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Chorale from Duke to perform

The Duke University Chorale will perform March 10 at Mariner United Methodist Church as part of its 1994 spring tour.

The 50-member chorale is the primary choral group at Duke. The group started in 1969 by combining singers from the men's and women's glee clubs. It comprises mostly under-graduates, some graduate students and residents of Durham, N.C.

The chorale and its 24-voice chamber choir perform a 10-day concert tour in the United States each year. The winter of 1992-93 marked the group's first international tour, to Poland and the Czech Republic.

The repertoire of the chorale varies. It has included dance, with the African Misa Luba and the South American Misa Criolla. This year's performance of Bach's Magnificat will include orchestra and soloists. Other major works performed by the chorale include Bach's St. John Passion, Durufle's Requiem and Orff's Carmina Burana.

The Spring Hill program will include works of Mendelssohn and Brahms, Renaissance music and American spirituals.

If you go

What: The Duke University Chorale.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill

Cost: Tickets are free, but donations are accepted. Call 596-0080 to order.