Choral Society is one of Durham University's largest and oldest musical groups, having performed continuously at a high standard for sixty years. Every year, members perform in a variety of concerts at top venues such as Durham Cathedral, with quality accompaniment from the likes of Durham University Orchestral Society and the Palatinate Ensemble. Professional soloists are employed, but experienced singers receive many opportunities for solos and smaller ensemble singing, and the society is proud of its range of talent.
Musical direction comes from the world-renowned Cathedral Organist - James Lancelot, with repertoire drawn from across the Classical specturm - Bach to Bernstein.
New members are recruited with short auditions which test test vocal range, sight-reading ability and aural skill. Although commitment to weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings is essential, the society is welcoming and sociable. Few forget the experience of singing with dozens of friends to a capacity audience in the magnificent Durham Cathedral