Song of the Universal – Winter 2018



Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.
University United Methodist Church
150 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC


Come, said the Muse,
Sing me a song no poet has yet chanted,
Sing me the Universal.


Our winter concert takes its title from the Walt Whitman poem, beautifully set above soaring violins and piano by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. Join us as we explore both the heights and depths of humanity, from Whitman’s unabashed optimism to Veljo Tormis’s dark warning about the evils of war and unchecked technology in “Curse Upon Iron.” Also featuring Vivaldi and contemporary composers Abbie Betinis and Gwyneth Walker, plus string orchestra.


Tickets are $17 for adults and $7 for students and will be available at the door. Online ticket sales have closed. All tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at the ticket table in the lobby on the day of the concert.


Free childcare will be provided at the concert, though space is limited. Send the names and ages of children needing care to


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