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Voice of the Bridge

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29 June 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Joachim Room
College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham.
“I connect one side to the other, the past to the present, the high to the low; I am the city’s scandalous gossip, its joyful protest and its angry conscience; I am the voice of the outcast and forgotten; and I am, above the river’s drifting vastness, all that divides one doomed man’s fate from another’s …”


The stones of the Pont Neuf in Paris sing their seventeenth-century past as the beating heart of the city and nation. Join us for a performance of original street songs of gossip, protest and scandal, high baroque music, and words by contemporary writers.


Performed by award winning musicians Badinage as part of the Durham Summer in the City Festival:

Katie Emily Bray: voice
Naomi Burrell: violin, percussion, vocals
Leo Duarte: oboe, recorder, percussion, vocals
Tom Foster: harpsichord & percussion, vocals
Jonathan Rees: viol, percussion


To find out more about the bridge and the soundscapes of seventeenth-century France see https://www.parisiansoundscapes.org and https://vimeo.com/102830823.



Important Event Information

Ticket Prices: Standard £10, Concession £5
Ticket Availability: Tickets can be reserved here
Venue: Joachim Room, Hild Bede. The venue has a licensed bar. For accessbility, directions and further information visit www.dur.ac.uk/hild-bede.




This concert is part of the Durham Summer in the City Festival, a programme of theatre, music and art events. For more information visit www.summercity.org.


29 June
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Joachim Room
College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham.