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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!

Friday 24 January 2020

DULOG Presents 'Oklahoma!'

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Gala Theatre, Durham

Durham University Light Opera Group (DULOG) are proud to present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, smash-hit Oklahoma! which tells the whirlwind story of two young couples fighting for their lovers in the crossfire of cowboys and farmers. The Western-Indian territory of Oklahoma makes for a much-spirited rivalry between local cowboys and ranch-hands. The perfect backdrop for a love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl.

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Saturday 25 January 2020

Durham Choral Society January Concert

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

Programme to include Faure's Requiem and Woods' This Joyous Night.

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TriUni 2020

8:00pm to 10:00pm, Durham Castle Great Hall, DH1 3RW

Let the brass bands of Durham, Leeds, and Warwick welcome you into a new decade of concerts!

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Monday 3 February 2020

Us Too Live Classical Orchestra Performance

7:30pm to 9:00pm, St Aidan's College, Bailey Room

Join us for this special live performance of classical music by The Cobweb Orchestra, blended with domestic abuse survivors stories.

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Thursday 12 March 2020

Choral Society and Durham Opera Ensemble present: Mendelssohn's 'Elijah'

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RL

Durham University Choral Society return to Durham Cathedral to present Mendelssohn’s Elijah, in partnership with Durham Opera Ensemble, under the leadership of Nathan Smith. We are thrilled to collaborate on Mendelssohn’s ever-popular oratorio, of which will be an exciting opportunity for both societies to showcase one of the greatest pieces in the choral repertoire. Undoubtedly the composer’s most famous and adored choral work, its delightful charm and rousing choruses never fail to bring joy to all those who experience the beauty of this irresistible work.

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Saturday 28 March 2020

Durham Singers: The Crown of Glory

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

Two jewels in the crown of Renaissance music, honouring a Queen and a Pope, form the centrepiece of the Durham Singers’ spring concert, alongside two settings of the Ave Maria from England and Spain.

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