The World Premiere of Dan Locklair’s Bond and Free, a Partsong for SATB Chorus (divisi), a cappella, will be given by the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham, Rodney Wynkoop, Conductor and Artistic Director, on Sunday, June 9 at 4:00 PM at Duke Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive in Durham, North Carolina. This will be part of the Ensemble’s There Will Be Rest concert.

The composer writes, “My Bond and Free was completed in early April 2012. It is dedicated to the outstanding American choral musician, Rodney Wynkoop…Approximately four minutes in length, Bond and Free takes its title from the Robert Frost poem by the same name…The poem was originally published in 1916 as a part of Frost’s third collection of poetry entitled, Mountain Interval.” Read his complete notes at The piece is published by Subito Music –

Other composers on the program are Stephen Chatman, James MacMillan, Steven Sametz, Francis Poulenc, Herbert Howells, Ned Rorem, Dale Warland, Dan Forrest, Eriks Esenvalds, Arvo Part and Jaako Mantyjarvi. More about the music and the Ensemble at

Tickets are $10, available by calling 919-684-4444 or by visiting

Dan Locklair is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  More information about him, including a bio, list of works, discography and much more, at

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