DFoA: Palatinate Music and Theatre Awards

On Monday 4 June, members of the Durham music and theatre community came together to celebrate a year of phenomenal music-making in the third annual Palatinate Music and Theatre Awards. The 17/18 academic year has been a particularly vibrant and eventful year for Music and Theatre, who have continued to fill various Durham venues and theatres awash with an array of eclectic, jaw-dropping performances. The Music Durham ensembles have collectively performed 89 concerts (and counting), formed brand new societies, and even had royal visit from HRH the Prince of Wales in February at the Parry Centenary Concert. DST have...

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Music Development Officer – 2018!

Applications now open ! Grade: 1.4 (£16,035) Contract: Full time, fixed term Hours: 35 per week Overview: This is an exciting one-year opportunity for a recent Durham University graduate. The post holder will work within Experience Durham supporting Music Durham and the development of student music. The successful candidate will work closely with Experience Durham and Music Durham to: Assist in the development of a cohesive and coordinated approach to student music within the University Increase participation in student music within the University; Enhance the profile and promotion of student music within the University.   Roles and Duties: Society Development To support and encourage the on-going development of existing and new music groups and activities. To work with student music groups to research and provide activities and opportunities that meet the diverse needs and interests of students. To support student groups and societies in the administration, organisation and development of their activities, events and structures. To work to ensure a culture of participation, empowerment and personal development within student music groups and societies. To provide administrative support to societies and groups on budget, income and expenditure, student group plans and the end of year report. To ensure the successful implementation of policies and procedures for student music groups and societies Undergraduate V.C Scholars To support the development and engagement of V.C music scholars and report on their achievements. To ensure that all...

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Preview: Big Band’s Big Summer Gig

 Durham University’s very own multi awarding winning Big Band, fresh off the back of a very successful album and an even more successful sold-out gig in London, are back to cap off an amazing year with their Big Summer Gig! Following their fabulous performance with DUOS at Music Durham’s Beyond the Realms concert on Friday evening, Big Band’s final public gig of the year is the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening. So come and celebrate your newly found post-exams freedom with some top-draw chilled jazz vibes from some of the best players in the university at the...

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Preview: Divinity Quintet & Friends

After a truly amazing year, topped off with a nomination for Music Durham’s prestigious ‘Society of the Year’ award, Divinity Quintet are proud to present their final concert in the aptly grand setting of Durham Cathedral’s Chapter House. President and flautist Ellie Knott has spearheaded the quintet for the last two years and has elevated the ensemble to new heights. I spoke to Ellie about Divinity Quintet’s outreach work this year: “We have initiated my vision for an outreach project surrounding the Carnival of the Animals in local primary schools. This project aims to introduce children between the ages of 4...

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Upcoming Events

Jul 15

An evening with The Choral Scholars

15 July 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Durham
United Kingdom
Oct 06

Orchestra North East

6 October 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham
United Kingdom
Nov 03

Conducting Masterclass: Daniel Cook

3 November 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nov 03

Harp Masterclass: Rachel Masters

3 November 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nov 24

DUOS Symphony Concert

24 November 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm