Cries of Loss and Hope: Marking a Difficult Season in Music and Word

Join us as the New Caritas Orchestra, Dr. Jeremy Begbie, and The Raleigh Music Collective commemorate our grief and voice our hope through song and word.

It’s been a difficult season.

Between Covid-19, racial hatred and violence, enforced displacement, gun violence, financial ruin, and the war in Ukraine, the last few years have been marked by disruption and devastation. How can we acknowledge and commemorate this loss, even as we look ahead in hopeful expectation?

On Friday, September 2, 2022, Duke Divinity School will host an extraordinary occasion featuring the New Caritas Orchestra, directed by Jeremy Begbie. They will present a program of music interspersed with poetry, to lament the past and look forward to a new day with fresh confidence in God.

This will be a concert like no other. This orchestra is composed of professional musicians of Christian faith from all across the country. Inspired by biblical cries of joy and celebration as well as cries of pain and distress, the program will feature music from Purcell to Latinx, Baroque to jazz, classical song to contemporary film.

The event will also feature an ensemble of young musicians from the Raleigh Music Collective which offers free violin, viola, and cello classes to refugee students at risk.

Tickets are required for admission but attendees can choose the amount they want to pay ($10, $25, or $50). 100% of all ticket sales will go to support local organizations working with refugees in NC.

Join us on September 2, 2022 at Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium for an extraordinary opportunity for reflection and renewal.


About the Raleigh Music Collective

The Raleigh Music Collective was formed in summer 2019 by Sara Maria Blanton, who approached local nonprofit Refugee Hope Partners with a dream of starting a free violin class for any interested elementary students. Since its founding, Raleigh Music Collective has grown from the first 12 kids to over 100 in both private lessons, group classes, ensemble rehearsals, and camps. The program aims to actively integrate diverse Raleigh communities through music education by offering lessons and group classes to those who can afford tuition as well as those who need financial assistance.

To learn more, visit Raleigh Music Collective’s website.



Sep 02 2022


7:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Baldwin Auditorium @ 1336 Campus Dr
Baldwin Auditorium @ 1336 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705
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