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Graduate conductor Luke Duroc-Danner and the UW Recital Choir and Graduate Cohort Ensemble present "In Every Flower," a program of choral works prepared in fulfillment of the master's of music degree. The program includes excerpts from Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem as well as works by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Antonín Dvořák, James Macmillan, Henry Mollicone, Pavel Chesnokov, Gregorio Allegri, Colin Britt, and G.F. Handel. The recital also features an organ solo composed by Rihards Dubra and performed by Luke Duroc-Danner.
Luke Duroc-Danner is a conductor, singer, pianist, and organist. He holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Chicago where his thesis on Mendelssohn’s Elijah was awarded honors by the music faculty. Luke has appeared as the emerging artist with The Strangers Ensemble and as a guest conductor and organist at First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple. As a pianist, he has appeared as both a soloist and a collaborative pianist – most notably in a performance at the Library of Congress while a Junior Fellow. He has sung with the University of Chicago’s Motet Choir, the Chicago Chorale, and the Apollo Chorus. During his undergraduate career, he studied conducting with James Kallembach at the University of Chicago and John Yarrington at Houston Baptist University. He has also attended several conducting institutes at both Westminster Choir College and St. Stephen's House at Oxford University.
Currently, Luke is serving as the Choir Director at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines, WA, and he is pursuing his Masters of Music degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington. Formerly the assistant conductor for the University of Washington Chorale, he is now a co-conductor for the University Singers, and he sings with the University of Washington Chamber Singers.