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Music

Wednesday 13 December 2017

12 Days 'til Christmas

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

To celebrate the festive season Durham University’s Concert Band and Brass Band are teaming up in their “Twelve Days til Christmas” to bring you a wonderful evening of traditional carols and high-spirited Christmas music, all performed live at the wonderful Durham Town Hall.

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


Thursday 14 December 2017

Christmas with a Twist

7:30pm to 9:00pm, Kingsgate, Dunelm House, Durham Student's Union

A spectacular seasonal performance starring the fabulous Flute Choir!
Entry is free with a collection for the charity Sense, who do amazing work in the deaf-blind community, featuring spiced-up Christmas classics, such as ‘Jumpin Jingle Bells’ arranged by Gareth McLearnon. In addition there will be delicious Christmassy refreshments to tantalise your taste buds. It is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit, so be sure to come along for a magical sensory experience!

Contact cara.e.wharton@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 15 December 2017

A Cappella Christmas

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

Join for a Durham first, as Barbershop and A Cappella unite for A Cappella Christmas Extravaganza!
The Durham A Cappella scene this year is bigger and better than ever before. To celebrate this, Durham Dynamics (Durham’s largest mixed A Cappella Choir) are joining forces with Full Score (A brand-new Barbershop Society). Both are ready to showcase their talents in what promises to be a fabulous event. Expect an evening packed with chart toppers, barbershop classics, and festive tunes. From Stevie Wonder to Ariana Grande, there truly is something for everyone! A perfect way to round off Michaelmas Term.

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


Saturday 16 December 2017

An Evening of Festive Music

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Elvet Methodist Chirch, Old Elvet, Durham.

Get into the Christmas Spirit with an evening of Festive Music!
Durham Choral Society will be joined by County Durham Youth Choir for a programme of Christmas music and traditional carols. The audience will be encouraged to sing along with a couple of popular carols.

Contact tickets@durhamchoralsociety.org.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 16 January 2018

Seussical the Musical!

7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Gala Theatre, Durham

Beat the post-Christmas blues - come and enjoy Durham University Light Opera Group's fun-packed show, with crazy costumes, fantastic dancing and a spectacular set!
You'll be transported into the Jungle of Nool and see your favourite Dr Seuss characters brought to life on stage. From kids to students to adults: there's something here for everyone!
DULOGs biggest show of the year is not one to miss!

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


Wednesday 17 January 2018

Breath in Vocal Technique

6:15pm to 7:45pm, Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3EH

Classical singing teacher Miranda Wright and her vocal students illustrate breathing technique, breath focus and control with music ranging from intimate songs to a more operatic style.

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


Monday 29 January 2018

Breath in Choral Singing

7:30pm to 9:00pm, North Road Methodist Church, 28 North Road, Durham DH1 4SG

The Durham Singers conducted by Julian Wright consider the place of breathing in choral singing, demonstrating how different styles of performance require different breathing practices.
The fourth event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by Julian Wright in the form of an open rehearsal with the Durham Singers to consider the place of breathing in choral singing. It will illustrate different styles of performance related to different practices of breathing – phrasing dictated by the musical line; phrasing that follows the text.

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