One of the most exciting things about studying in Durham is the extraordinary variety of high-quality ensembles performing regular concerts. The majority of these ensembles are student run, which means that you not only get a chance to play in excellent groups, but also to gain experience in coordinating societies and in putting on shows. The main society which coordinates all these activities is Music Durham. Music Durham comprises many different types of musical groups ensuring that there is something for everyone to get involved with, from auditioned to non-auditioned choirs, orchestras, bands and much more.
For further information about a few of the many musical societies and performing groups, click here.
Video highlights of recent events
Music Concerts at Durham University
Affect Formations Concert - March 2015 - The Sage Gateshead
The Affect Formations Concert at The Sage Gateshead marked the end of a half year residency by Adinda van 't Klooster at the Durham University Music Department. Project blog: https://www.affectformations.net
Musicon Festival of East Asian Music 2013
Korean Songs of Restraint and Release: Moon Hyun and Lee Joo-Eun
Since joining the music department in 2008, I've often been struck by the diversity and number of music-related activities that are going on in Durham; new groups, societies, and ensembles are being formed all the time. By combining innovation, impressive performance skills, and a DIY ethic, the students make this little city a vibrant, exciting place to be.Dr. Simon Mills, Lecturer
Durham University is a special environment for musicians, as music can be found everywhere – from the Music Department to University-level ensembles and music in colleges, we have around 100 groups to be part of!
Music Durham is the umbrella society for Durham University’s main ensembles. We coordinate some of the many concerts, shows and socials, whilst also providing the professional masterclass series for which participation is limited to Music Durham members.
Music Durham has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, thanks, in no small part, to the student body here, who care about the future of the musical activities. It is truly an exciting time to be a musician in Durham! We are excited to now be an officially recognised part of the University under Experience Durham.
Visit our website: www.musicdurham.org
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