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Music

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!

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Pianist Showcase

1:15pm to 1:45pm, Music Department Concert Room

Lunchtime Concert Series
Join Music Durham for their weekly lunchtime concert. This week featuring three of our pianists: Will Harrison, Issie Osborne, and Hector Halford-Macleod.
The concert runs is free of charge.

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


Tea Party at St Oswald's

2:00pm to 4:00pm, St Oswald's Church Hall

Older local residents are warmly invited to this Tea Party hosted by student volunteers from Durham University. There will be free tea, cake and entertainment from a traditional folk band and the swing dancing society. Come along and join in the fun!

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


Saturday 24 February 2018

Path of Miracles

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

The Durham University Chamber Choir invites you to their second term concert in the unparalleled acoustics of the Durham Cathedral Chapter House.
The choir will be performing 'Path of Miracles', originally commissioned for Tenebrae and written for an impressive 17 voice parts. The work depicts various Christian pilgrimages.

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


Sunday 25 February 2018

Decibel: A night of fresh sounds

7:00pm to 10:00pm, Durham Students' Union Bar & Events Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3AN

COCO Society presents a night of fresh sound from some of the most exciting musical talent in the North of England. DECIBEL will pump a shot of indie-fueled pop into the Durham music scene and will be one of the largest live music events in Durham city in recent times.

Contact olivia.l.anderson-lynch@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 28 February 2018

Trev's Chamber Choir

1:15pm to 1:45pm, Music Department Concert Room

Lunchtime Concert Series
Join Music Durham for their weekly lunchtime concert, this week featuring Trevelyan College Chamber Choir. The concert is free of charge.

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


Thursday 1 March 2018

My Fair Lady

7:30pm to 7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET

Feather Theatre Company warmly invites you to My Fair Lady.
A wager by Professor Higgins sets in motion a musical escapade in Edwardian London with the transformation of Eliza Doolittle from flower seller to society beauty. But has Professor Higgens taken on more than he can handle, and at what expense?
This family favourite is written by Lerner and Loewe; adapted from George Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion'.

Contact mildarts@mildert.co.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 2 March 2018

In Paradisum

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

Join Durham University Choral Society in the magnificent Durham Cathedral for their performance of Rutter’s Requiem and Faure’s Requiem. The choir will be conducted by Daniel Cook, the Master of the Choristers at Durham Cathedral, and accompanied by Durham University Palatinate Chamber Orchestra

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


Wednesday 7 March 2018

Horn Society

1:15pm to 1:45pm, Music Department Concert Room

Lunchtime Concert Series
This week featuring the Durham University Horn Society, made up of some of the best horn players in the university, this is not a concert to miss.

The concert is free of charge.

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


Evolutions and Revolutions - Durham University Classical Ensemble

7:00pm to 9:30pm, Concert Room, Music Department, Palace Green DH1 3RL

Durham University Classical Ensemble present Evolutions and Revolutions: Styles and Forms from Church to State.
The University's only orchestra dedicated to baroque and classical music will be performing Mozart's Symphony 35, Bach's Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, Partita for Wind in E flat major by Krommer, Marcello's Oboe Concerto in D minor, Vivaldi's Sinfonia "Al Santo Sepolcro" in B minor and the Overture to the Abdelezar Suite by Purcell.

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


Thursday 8 March 2018

Europe: A Continent in Concert

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Elvet Methodist Church

Join Durham University Concert Band for their second concert of the year, taking you on a musical journey across Europe without having to leave Durham!

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


Friday 9 March 2018

Hill Orchestra Epiphany Concert

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

Durham University Hill Orchestra cordially invite you to our spring concert in St Oswald’s Church where we will be playing the beloved Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Borodin’s ‘In the Steppes of Central Asia’, and the ‘Dolly Suite’ by Faure, in aid of Youth Music.

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


Saturday 10 March 2018

Parry Centenary Concert

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

Durham University Orchestral Society, Choral Society, and Chamber join forces together with Durham Cathedral Choristers and Durham County Youth Choir for an incredible celebration of the life and music of C H Parry.

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


Sunday 11 March 2018

Mystical Travels: Durham University Palatinate Orchestra

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

Come and join the Durham University Palatinate Orchestra for a decadent evening of music in the wonderful setting of Durham Town Hall, to present a night filled with luscious music, from intimate chamber masterpieces to gorgeous symphonic tone poems..

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


Wednesday 14 March 2018

Full Score

1:15pm to 1:45pm, Music Department Concert Room, Palace Green, Durham

Lunchtime Concert Series
Join Music Durham for their final lunchtime concert of the term, this week featuring our youngest society – Full Score. Full of toe-tapping barbershop classics and impeccable harmonies, this is the perfect way to round off the term.
The concert runs from 1.15pm -1.45pm and is free of charge.

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


Thursday 15 March 2018

Durham Dynamics Showcase

8:00pm to 9:00pm, Durham University Music Department, Palace Green, Durham

Join Durham Dynamics, Durham's largest a cappella choir, for their annual showcase. It promises to be a vibrant and dynamic (pardon the pun) evening. Performances will include medleys, mash-ups, original arrangements, beat boxing, and some small group numbers.

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


Saturday 24 March 2018

Durham Singers: Songs of Farewell

7:30pm to 9:00pm, St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw College

Contrasting reflections on the end of life, from eighteenth century Italy and early-twentieth century England. Highly expressive settings of Roman Catholic texts by Scarlatti and Lotti contrast with Parry's deeply personal response to his own approaching death and to the tragedy of the First World War.

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