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The Department of Music in Durham is one of the leading centres for the study of music in Britain, an established Centre for Excellence in Teaching with an international reputation.

As you might expect, the sheer wealth of musical talent in Durham means that there is a comprehensive, year-round musical programme, catering for every possible musical taste. From classical recitals, to Big Band swing, Brass bands to modern jazz, Durham University offers a fabulous range of performances for everyone to enjoy!

Monday 28 May 2018

FINAL YEAR RECITALS 2018

10:00am to 4:30pm, Concert Room, Music Department, Palace Green

Admission Free
ALL WELCOME

Contact joyce.dent@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 1 June 2018

Beyond the Realms: Tales of Fantasy and Imagination

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Cathedral

Durham Festival of the Arts
Join Music Durham for their annual celebratory concert in Durham Cathedral, the official opening of Durham Festival of the Arts 2018.
Based on the theme of the supernatural, there will be performances from Durham University Concert Band, Choral Society, Orchestral Society, Big Band, New Art Music Ensemble, Chamber Choir, and Northern Lights A Cappella. Join us for an evening of music based on magic, myth, and mystery

Contact abigail.groocock@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 2 June 2018

Community Brass Day with Russell Gray

10:00am to 1:00pm, St. Oswald's Institute

Durham Festival of the Arts
Durham Festival of the Arts is running a Community Brass Day, open to all brass players of any age and ability.
Led by world renowned band conductor, Russell Gray, there will be a workshop 10am -12 p.m where the band will learn pieces, receiving guidance from Russell. Gain experience through provided repertoire, with a showcase to conclude performing the rehearsed material.

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 3 June 2018

Earthbound: Sketches of land, sea, and sky

7:00pm to 10:00pm, Durham Castle Great Hall

Durham Festival of the Arts
Join Music Durham for their annual Castle Concert. This year based on the theme ‘Earthbound’ there will be performances representing earth, land, sea, and the natural world in all its beauty. There will be performances from Durham University Brass Band, Classical Ensemble, Dunelm Consort, Durham Dynamics, Full Score Barbershop, Hill Orchestra, Voices, and Palatinate Orchestra.

Contact abigail.groocock@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 5 June 2018

Durham University Big Band Summer Gig

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Student's Union

Durham Festival of the Arts
The award-winning Durham University Big Band are back with their annual gig, marking their final public performance in Durham of the 2017/18 academic year. Fresh off the back of a very successful album and an even more successful sold-out gig in London, come and see some top-draw jazz music from the best players in the University.

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 6 June 2018

Divinity Quintet and Friends

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Cathedral Chapter House

Durham Festival of the Arts
The Divinity Quintet are delighted to present their last concert of the academic year in the wonderful surroundings of Durham Cathedral’s Chapter House. The ensemble will be joined by an array of familiar faces from within Music Durham to present some of their favourite chamber music for winds.

Contact abigail.groocock@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 8 June 2018

A Night at the Movies: Hill Orchestra

7:30pm to 9:30pm, St Oswald's Church

Durham Festival of the Arts
Join Hill Orchestra in St Oswald’s Church as we transport you to a land far, far away in an evening of movie and theatre classics. Our programme includes pieces such as Star Wards and Jurassic Park, so enjoyment is guaranteed for both children and adults alike!

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 9 June 2018

Arts on the Green

10:00am to 4:00pm, Palace Green

Durham Festival of the Arts
Join Music Durham and Durham Festival of the Arts for their annual FREE outdoor music event, Arts on the Green. This year, bigger and better than ever, Arts on the Green will include performances from brass bands, concert bands, world music groups, circus skills, cheerleaders, and more!
As well as music there will be stalls for food, ice cream, face painting, crafts, and a family treasure trail. Bring your family and a picnic to enjoy a brilliant day of arts.

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Time is Forgotten: Chamber Choir

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Cathedral

Durham Festival of the Arts
The Durham University Chamber Choir invites you to hear their final performance of the academic year. Join us for an evening of choral delights with works by Whitacre, Esenvalds, and Vaughan-Williams to name a few. Do not miss out on what promises to be a fantastic final concert for this year’s choir!

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 10 June 2018

A Night at the Tony’s

7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

Durham Festival of the Arts
TDTC and DIM reunite to provide another evening of musical entertainment, with a fully improvised musical and your favourite Tony Award Winning musical numbers as you’ve never heard them before!Please note: The dress code for this event is Black Tie.

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Full Score Summer Concert

8:00pm to 10:00pm, Durham Castle Great Hall

Durham Festival of the Arts
Full Score is excited to invite you to an evening of Barbershop, Jazz and showtunes for one glamorous evening in Castle Great Hall! With music from Stevie Wonder, Louis Prima, the Great American Songbook, as well as traditional favourites, we’ll be pulling out all the stops to celebrate our first year!

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 11 June 2018

Palatinate Orchestra 10th Anniversary

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Cathedral

Durham Festival of the Arts
Don’t miss out on DUPO’s final concert of the academic year! For DUPO’s 10th anniversary we will be celebrating a decade of fantastic music making, showcasing some of the amazing works DUPO has performed over the last 10 years.
The concert will be conducted by Hugo Jennings and Harry Lai.

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 12 June 2018

Concert Band Celebration

7:00pm to 9:00pm, Elvet Methodist Church

Durham Festival of the Arts
Join Durham University Concert Band and Whitworth Park School Wind Band for a spectacular summer concert!
Each band will present a short set of music including Broadway classics, pop arrangements, and concert band classics before joining together for a rousing finale of Dambusters. There will be a short interval with refreshments provided.

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 13 June 2018

Tunes in June

7:30pm to 9:30pm, St Oswald's Church

Durham Festival of the Arts
Join Voices for their summer concert. If you like tunes, beats, or bangers, then Voices has something for you! Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran may make you a fan-girl, Bowie, Elton and Sting too. Songs about injustice, nature, journeys, or just that person you want to snog. Come to our concert and we’ll be in full Voice when it comes to the “Rattlin’ Bog”.

Contact abigail.groocock@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Festival of the Arts presents Open Mic Night

8:30pm to 9:30pm, DFoA Black Box, Vane Tempest, Durham Student Union

Durham Festival of the Arts

DFoA's Open Mic Night
Durham Festival of the Arts, Black Box Series

Contact s.m.wright@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 14 June 2018

HMS Pinafore

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Assembly Rooms Theatre
Durham Festival of the Arts
Aboard the HMS Pinafore, the Captain’s daughter, Josephine, and the seaman, Ralph, desperately want to marry but are prevented by Josephine’s father due to Ralph’s lower social standing. But will the Captain change his mind about loving across social boundaries when Buttercup, a nanny, declares her own love for him?

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

8:30pm to 10:30pm, St Mary's College Dining Hall
Durham Festival fo the Arts
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups.

Contact footofthehilltheatre@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Friday 15 June 2018

DULOG in Concert

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Concert Room, Durham University Music Department

Durham Festival of the Arts
Join DULOG for a one night only showcase of some of the best talent in Durham University’s Musical Theatre scene. Featuring solos and group numbers of both classics and lesser known musical theatre tunes, its sure to be an evening not to miss!
Tickets: Standard £5, DST £4.50

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Classical Ensemble Concert

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Town Hall

Durham Festival of the Arts
This concert is a celebration of joy, hope and unity. These might seem unusual themes given the current political climate, so perhaps it is best to say it is an appeal to awaken those virtues. and awake they shall be.

Contact abigail.groocock@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 16 June 2018

Ralph Allwood Vocal Masterclass

1:00pm to 4:30pm, Music Department Concert Room

Durham Festival of the Arts
Join Music Durham and Durham Festival of the Arts for a vocal masterclass with world renowned choral conductor and Durham alumnus, Ralph Allwood. Ralph will work with Durham Singers, Castle Chapel Choir, and soloists on repertoire of their choice.
All masterclasses are free to attend and open to the public to observe.

Contact phoebe.archbell@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Orchestral Society Cathedral Concert

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Cathedral

Durham University Orchestral Society presents both Symphony and Chamber orchestras for their final concert of the academic year. Join them as they fill Durham Cathedral with an exciting and varied programme, including Respighi’s Three Botticelli Pictures and Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

Venue: Durham Cathedral
Tickets: Standard £16, Concession £12
Doors Open: 7pm
Timings : 7:30 – 9:30 p.m
Tickets available at https://www.musicdurham.org/event/duos-cathedral-concert/

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 17 June 2018

Our House

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Trevelyan College

Durham Festival fo the Arts
Musical with music and lyrics by Madness and named after one of their hit singles. Through the music of Madness. writer Tim Firth explores the themes of love, family values, growing up, responsibility, and dealing with losing the people that shape us

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 18 June 2018

Organ Masterclass: Francesca Massey

5:30pm to 7:30pm, Hatfield Chapel

Durham Festival of the Arts
Francesca Massey, Sub-Organist of Durham Cathedral, will be giving a masterclass on organ accompaniment to various organ scholars from the Durham University Chapels. This is a free event that all are welcome to attend to observe. No booking required.

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 23 June 2018

Samling Opera Academy Open Rehearsal

10:00am to 5:00pm, Music Department Concert Room

Durham Festival of The Arts

Samling Academy was established to benefit young musicians ages 14 to pre-conservatoire, with an intensive coaching programme in voice, languages, acting, movement and through performance opportunities. It brings an international standard of coaching to young people in the North East of England who might otherwise never recognise their talent.

Contact dfoa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 30 June 2018

Durham Singers Summer Concert: Sing unto the Lord

7:30pm to 9:00pm, St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth, DH7 8DF

A concert of joyful psalm settings for choir and organ from Britain and Germany, including Purcell "O Sing unto the Lord" and Bach's great motet "Singet dem Herrn"

Contact info@durham-singers.org for more information about this event.