Preview: DUOS Chamber Orchestra

DUOS Chamber are, as ever, on stellar form. Their care for phrasing, individual musicality and energy was clear throughout the rehearsal. If this alone did not suffice, Theo Golden’s direction is highly competent, providing succinct comments to the whole orchestra, with a positive attitude and a clear technique. Frequent tempo changes were picked up immediately and very close detail was paid, especially syncing the playing. Knowing everyone’s names is a commendable feat for starters, and his dealing with issues remained cordial and tactful. Among the orchestra it was great to see the percussionists helping each other out and making...

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Preview: Durham University Chamber Choir present ‘A Boy Was Born’

Join Durham University Chamber Choir on Saturday 8th December, 19:30, for an evening of festivity as they present ‘A Boy is Born’, with works from Britten to Bingham in the wonderful setting of St Godric’s Church. The choir will be conducted by Theo Golden, and comprises 24 of the finest singers from across the university, who will be performing an array of festive repertoire. The programme includes works by Britten, Warlock, Beamish, Lane, Bingham, Rutter and a piece commissioned by Merton College, Oxford. This variety of repertoire provides thorough enjoyment and captivation from start to finish. Conductor, Theo Golden,...

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Preview: Voices

This Wednesday 5th December join Durham’s only non-auditioned choir for ‘Voices of Christmas’; this will be a concert to put a huge smile on your face and definitely get you catching the Christmas Spirit! Starting at 7:30pm in St Oswald’s Church, join Voices for a huge mix of Christmas music spanning many genres- but with plenty of carols of course! It was a pleasure, on a particularly rainy Durham evening, to come into a Voices rehearsal and hear a few of the songs the choir have been working on. The Lecture Room in the Music Department was completely full...

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Chance to Sing with OAE

We invite 4 singers (SATB) to apply to sing as part of the Messiah project with the Orchestra of the Age Enlightenment in January. This is part of the Durham Vocal Festival. The key dates are: Sunday 27th January: pm rehearsal with small chamber ensemble from the OAE Monday 28th January: am rehearsal and 2 x 1 hour sharing sessions at Belmont School in Durham (outside times 9.30-2.30) Tuesday 29th January: 9.30-12.30 at Wyvern Academy in Darlington for two further shows (we could provide transport to Darlington for students if needed) The project involves two secondary school groups who...

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Upcoming Events

Wed 12

Lunchtime Concert #10

12 December 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Durham
Wed 12

DUCB and DUBB: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

12 December 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham
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Thu 13

DUPO Chamber: Hats, Tangos and Shakespeare

13 December 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham
Fri 14

Choral Society: On Christmas Night

14 December 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham
Jan 28

Northern Lights & Full Score Gala Concert

28 January 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham