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Department of Music

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Arrival of Peter Keller as Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor

The Music Department is delighted to announce the arrival of Peter Keller as Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor. Professor Keller will be in Durham for 3 months from the middle of April, working with Professor Martin Clayton and other colleagues on collaborative research into the topic of musical entrainment (coordination in group music making). During this time Prof. Keller will also be giving two public ‘Leverhulme Lectures’, presented in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Study. Details of these talks, and Prof. Keller’s biography, can be found below. For more detail, please contact Martin Clayton (martin.clayton@durham.ac.uk).

(16 Apr 2014) » More about Arrival of Peter Keller as Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor


DUMS PREMIERE SYMPHONY 50 YEARS AFTER ITS COMPOSER’S DEATH

On 13 March at St Johns’s, Smith Square, London, Durham University Music Society Chorus and the London Chorus, with the New London Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp will give a remarkable programme of British music including the world premiere of Dyson’s Choral Symphony. 

The Concert will also include baritone SIR THOMAS ALLEN (Chancellor, Durham University) singing Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs and the organist Simon Williams will give a rare performance of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford’s substantial Concert Piece for organ and orchestra.  

The four soloists in the Dyson Symphony will be: Katy Thomson (soprano), Nicola Semple (alto), Pierre-Philippe Dechant (tenor) and Daniel Tate (bass).

(3 Mar 2014) » More about DUMS PREMIERE SYMPHONY 50 YEARS AFTER ITS COMPOSER’S DEATH


Professor Dibble's edition of Stanford's 'Song of the Soul' will be premiered on 16 May 2014

(31 Jan 2014) » More about Professor Dibble's edition of Stanford's 'Song of the Soul' will be premiered on 16 May 2014


Lithuanian composer's piece will be performed in ISCM World Music Days

Egidija Medekšaitė work’ “DHANI” represent section of ISCM of Lithuania in World Music Days. The piece was proposed by Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing centre together with Lithuanian Composer’ Union.

Her work will be performed by "FAMA" string quartet, Daniela Varínska (piano), Peter Katina (accordion). The concert will take place on 5th of November in Kasárne/Kulturpark, Košice, Slovakia. 

Recently Egidija Medekšaitė is following a PhD programme in Composition with Dr. Richard Rijnvos and Dr.Sam Hayden.

All details about coming concert see: http://www.iscmwnmd2013.org/program/program/7/concert#.UmD2-eC7s20

(21 Oct 2013)


Durham research student selected for Sound and Music’s Portfolio scheme

(23 Sep 2013) » More about Durham research student selected for Sound and Music’s Portfolio scheme


Dr Hector Sequera to join the Music Department

(6 Sep 2013) » More about Dr Hector Sequera to join the Music Department


Music Research Student awarded residency at the Southbank Centre

(6 Sep 2013) » More about Music Research Student awarded residency at the Southbank Centre


Professor Julian Horton to join the Music Department

(6 Sep 2013) » More about Professor Julian Horton to join the Music Department


New book on Hamilton Harty by Professor Dibble

(5 Aug 2013) » More about New book on Hamilton Harty by Professor Dibble


New publication: The Music of Herbert Howells

(5 Aug 2013) » More about New publication: The Music of Herbert Howells


The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology Launch Conference

(5 Aug 2013) » More about The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology Launch Conference


Durham Klang 13

(12 Jun 2013) » More about Durham Klang 13


Durham research student's film to be screened at the RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film

(6 Jun 2013) » More about Durham research student's film to be screened at the RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film


New Elgar Songs Published

(29 May 2013) » More about New Elgar Songs Published