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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!

Saturday 8 June 2019

Stage and Screen Act 1

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

Music Durham Cathedral Concert
Save the date for the highlight of 2019’s musical programme, the annual Cathedral concert, featuring a fantastic line up of Durham student talent and, if that wasn’t exciting enough, special guest Sir Thomas Allen!

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


Monday 10 June 2019

Stage and Screen Act 2 at Gala Durham

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

Music Durham Gala Concert
Following on from 'Stage and Screen Act 1', Music Durham move to the Gala theatre for to continue with a night of performances under the theme of ‘Stage and Screen Act 2'.

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


Friday 14 June 2019

Film Favourites | Hill Orchestra

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

Summer in the city
Join the Hill Orchestra for a night of your favourite film classics. With scores from Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and ABBA’s immensely popular Mamma Mia, and much more. Also featuring excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony no.1, there will truly be something for everyone.

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


Saturday 15 June 2019

Full Score Summer Concert

2:30pm to 4:00pm, Music Department, Palace Green

Summer in the City
To finish off what has been an amazing year, Full Score present their annual summer concert. Expect fantastic renditions of favourite ballads, barbershop classics and much more!

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


Chamber Choir Cathedral Concert

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Cathedral
Summer in the city
Durham University Chamber Choir presents their final concert of the year in the wonderful setting of the nave of Durham Cathedral.

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


Sunday 16 June 2019

DUPO Summer Concert

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Elvet Methodist Church, Old Elvet, Durham

Summer in the city
Join Durham University Palatinate Orchestras Symphony and Chamber orchestras for their concert featuring a concerto for solo soprano, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, and an exciting joint project with pupils of St Margaret’s School!

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


Tuesday 18 June 2019

BEATS by Kieran Hurley

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Wiff Waff Bars, Durham
Summer in the city
Fourth Wall Theatre Company presents BEATS by Kieran Hurley. With a live DJ and some top-of-the-range lighting, this show is guaranteed to be a raving success. BEATS is a coming-of-age story exploring rebellion, apathy and the irresistible power of gathered youth. With techno. Lots of techno.

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


Thursday 20 June 2019

Bring on the Bands | Concert Band and Grollingwood

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Town Hall
Summer in the city
Bring your friends, family and your love of live music to the Town Hall for DUCB’s big summer show, joined by the fantastic Grollingwood Big Band in a summer concert with a twist.

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


Friday 21 June 2019

DUCE Easter Term Concert

7:00pm to 9:00pm, Durham Town Hall

Summer in the City
Join Durham University Classical Ensemble for their final concert of the academic year, featuring Schubert 9, Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture and the Weber Bassoon Concerto with soloist Patrick Norén.

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


Saturday 22 June 2019

"Iolanthe" by Gilbert and Sullivan

7:30pm to 9:30pm, St John's College Gardens, South Bailey Durham

Summer in the City
DOE presents "Iolanthe", a Gilbert and Sullivan classic, Will the lovers Phyllis and Strephon finally be together? Will the desperation of the House of Lords prevent their union? Or will the otherworld magic of the Fairy Queen cause chaos for all?
Over 50 students are involved in this production, performing in St John's College Garden. One of Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpieces in light opera, "Iolanthe" tells the story of Phyllis and Strephon, as they navigate the backward thinking House of Lords and the mischievous Fairy Queen and her brood of fairy followers, in order to be together.

Contact hamish.r.garland@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


A Symphonic Journey

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

Summer in the City
Join Durham University Orchestral Society, the home of Durham University’s premier student orchestras, for their concert in Durham Cathedral. Enjoy a spectacular evening of music from DUOS’ Symphony and Chamber orchestras, featuring symphonies from Prokofiev and Saint-Saëns, as well as Mahler’s titanic Symphony no.5.

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


Sunday 23 June 2019

Heroes and Villains - A TDTC/DIM Showcase

8:00pm to 10:00pm, Music Department Concert Room, Palace Green

Summer in the City
An evening of musical theatre songs around the theme of Heroes and Villains, and a brand new piece of improvised musical theatre by DIM!

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


Wednesday 26 June 2019

Shakepeare's 'The Tempest'

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

Summer in the City
Sightline Productions' version of "The Tempest" promises to be a spectacular re-telling of Shakepeare's popular play. This colourful, family-friendly production is re-worked to include exciting, non-western theatre styles and spectacular physical theatre.

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


Saturday 29 June 2019

Voice of the Bridge

8:00pm to 10:00pm, Joachim Room - College of St. Hild and St. Bede - Durham University

Summer in the City
The stones of the Pont Neuf in Paris sing their seventeenth-century past as the beating heart of the city and nation. Join us for a performance of original street songs of gossip, protest and scandal, high baroque music, and words by contemporary writers.

Contact tom.b.hamilton@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.