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Durham University

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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!

Tuesday 22 January 2019

'The Durham Revue present: Apocalypse... Now?

8:00pm to 9:00pm, Mark Hillery Arts Centre, Collingwood College, Durham

New year. New troupe. 100% new material.
Award-winning sketch comedy troupe, The Durham Revue, are back. From the group that brought you Nish Kumar, Ed Gamble, Jeremy Vine and many more, this is an hour of cutting-edge student comedy not to be missed.

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Monday 28 January 2019

Northern Lights A Cappella at the Gala Theatre

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

An evening with Durham University's award-winning a cappella group, supported by Full Score Barbership Choir! They will be bringing a brand new, wide-ranging selection of fully-choreographed songs to the Gala Theatre. Support comes from Full Score, whose remarkable barbershop performances saw them become Music Society of the Year in their first year of existence. Don’t miss out on this spell-binding evening of a cappella music!

Tuesday 29 January 2019


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

Musicon Concert Series
Quel augellin che canta - the EXAUDI Italian Madrigal Book. A pre-concert talk with composer Eric Egan and EXAUDI director James Weeks will take place in the Music Department Lecture Room at 6 pm

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Thursday 31 January 2019

Under the Surface of Our Voices

6:00pm to 8:30pm, Palace Green Library (Wolfson Gallery)
Durham Vocal Festival
Join us during the Durham Vocal Festival for an evening with the Northern Spirit Singers, winners of Adult Choir of the Year 2014. They will perform ‘Under the Surface’, a choral-piece written by award-winning composer Toby Young, accompanied by various other pieces.

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Friday 22 February 2019

"Die Fledermaus"

7:30pm to 11:00pm, Gala Theatre, Durham

Durham Opera Ensemble present an English translation of Strauss' ever popular opera "Die Fledermaus". An easy watch for both new and returning opera fans alike, “Die Fledermaus” is a fun and light-hearted show, and a great way to introduce new - particularly young - theatre-goers to opera.

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