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Charity Carol-a-thon

04/12/2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

25% of children in County Durham are living in poverty

Help us help them. 
Your donation will help to offer heavily discounted musical events and opportunities to all children, especially those most in need.

An intercollegiate choir formed of singers from all across Durham are coming together to carol all day through the Durham Christmas Markets, raising money for Durham Music Trust. At this challenging time when pupils and families are isolated, stressed and worried, Music and Music Education can have a huge effect upon their current health and well being. The Durham Music Trust supports the Music Education of local children – so please sign up to help their cause!

The trust supports Durham Music Service in its provisions to local students, which reach 18,000 pupils a week from over 300 schools across Darlington and County Durham. 

Supporting Durham Music Trust helps them to offer:

  • Over 40 free-to-access musical ensembles for children of all standards including orchestras, choirs, wind bands, brass bands, and percussion, strings and special schools ensembles which cost over £110k a year
  • Performance opportunities for their ensembles in exciting venues such as Durham Cathedral, Sage Gateshead, Gala Theatre as well as local schools and community settings
  • The chance to perform with exciting artists such as Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, VOCES8, Halle Orchestra, National Youth Jazz Orchestra and many other professional musicians. 

When we set up Durham Music Trust a few years ago it was to support the pupils of Durham Music Service to continue their music making. None of us imagined how vital this fundraising would be for DMS at this current time. Music and Music Education has had a huge impact on my life, nurtured by Durham Music Service. I would be devastated if other pupils were not able to access the same musical opportunities I had growing up from DMS

Will Todd

Chair of Durham Music Trust


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Intercollegiate Choir


Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL + Google Map