For the Birds

St Oswalds Church Church Street , Durham

Dunelm Consort & Players are proud to present their first project of the year, For the Birds. Transporting you to a fantastical aviary of nightingales and cuckoos, owls and eagles, Dunelm celebrate the historic influence of birds and birdsong from the thirteenth to eighteenth centuries. At the heart of our performance is Handel’s Organ Concerto ('The Cuckoo and the Nightingale'), featuring soloist Ted O’Hare, and a collaboration with the children of St Oswald’s CofE Primary School.

Get Tickets £5.00 – £10.00

A Night in Paris

Elvet Methodist Church 8 Old Elvet, Durham

Join Durham University Palatinate Orchestra in their opening concert of the season. The Symphony Orchestra will be performing Gershwin’s vibrant An American in Paris, as well as completing the tour of concert overtures commenced last year with a performance of Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture. The Parisian theme returns with Augusta Holmès’ La Nuit et l’Amour, and Ravel’s La Valse, two stunning works that were both premiered in Paris. Come along and let the magic of Gershwin transport you to Paris for the night. It’s not one to miss!

Get Tickets £5.00 – £10.00

Walking in a Hilly Wonderland

Elvet Methodist Church 8 Old Elvet, Durham

Durham University Hill Orchestra, the university's only non-auditioned orchestra, comes together to celebrate the festive season with music from The Snowman, the Narnia films, and the Romeo and Juliet ballet. Join us for good music and a great atmosphere!

Get Tickets £5.00 – £7.00

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Choir

St Oswalds Church Church Street , Durham

Join Full Score and Durham Dynamics at St Oswald's Church for a cosy evening of barbershop and a cappella music. Featuring a variety of classics from "New York, New York" to "Jolene" and ending in a joint Christmas medley, prepare yourself for an enchanted evening!

Get Tickets £4.50 – £6.00

Jazzy Christmas!

Durham Students' Union Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham

Durham University Big Band and Durham University Jazz Orchestra are once again teaming up to blast some Christmas tunes! Come and enjoy a drink and watch these two behemoth bands get Christmassy. 7pm, Durham Students Union, 2nd Dec - you know you want to! In aid of Coppafeel: https://coppafeel.org/.

Get Tickets £2.50 – £3.00

DUCE Michaelmas Concert

Elvet Methodist Church 8 Old Elvet, Durham

Durham University Classical Ensemble is excited to present its first concert of the year, featuring a wonderful programme of Rossini's Overture to 'Tancredi', Garcia's 'Sinfonia Funebre', Spohr's Symphony No.1 Mov. 2, Schubert's 'Overture in the Italian Style' in D, and Haydn's 'Drumroll Symphony' No. 103. Conducted by the wonderful Caleb Mock and led by Ursula Misra, it will be a night of beautiful music that you don't want to miss!

Get Tickets £5.00 – £8.00

An Invitation to the Dance

Elvet Methodist Church 8 Old Elvet, Durham

Durham University Orchestral Society is excited to announce its first solo concert of the year, 'An Invitation to the Dance', featuring both its Symphony and Chamber Orchestras! This beautiful programme includes Debussy's 'Prelude à l’apres midi d’un faune', Bax's 'Dance in the Sunlight', Ibert's Flute Concerto (with the amazing Penny Cairney-Leeming as soloist), and Rachmaninoff's 'Symphonic Dances, Op. 45'. With such magical repertoire, it truly is a concert you don't want to miss!

Get Tickets £6.00 – £12.00

Rosa Mystica

Durham Castle Great Hall Palace Green, Durham

Durham University Chamber Choir present their Michaelmas concert, Rosa Mystica: A Human Re-Portraiture of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
We will be singing a broad range of choral music, with texts exploring the figure of Mary and her comparison to a Rose, and a musical retelling of the Nativity.

Get Tickets £5.00 – £10.00

A Festive Night with Foot Notes

St Margaret's Church, Crossgate 66 Crossgate, Durham

😮 Foot Notes A Cappella return for their annual evening of festivities this December! 😮

🎶 Prepare yourself for everything from Mariah Carey to Fauré to ensure you get that festive feeling no matter your taste in music. The venue will be the resplendent St Margaret of Antioch Church on Crossgate, whose walls will reverberate in harmony on what promises to be a glorious evening. 🎶

🎄 We hope to see you all there! 🎄

Get Tickets £4.50 – £6.00

Appalachian Spring

Mount Oswald's Hub Durham

Painting the tranquillity of the springtime countryside, DUPO's Chamber Orchestra will perform Copland’s Appalachian Spring, paired with a string arrangement of Tavener’s The Lamb. Also featured on the programme is Symphony No. 2 by Swedish composer Elfrida Andrée.

Get Tickets £5.00 – £8.00

NOW That’s What I Call a Northern Lights Christmas

Mark Hillery Arts Centre Collingwood College, South Road, Durham

Following sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Northern Lights is excited to showcase their award-winning a cappella just in time for Christmas. With tight harmonies and electric choreography to match, join the group as they perform chart-topping hits from Destiny’s Child to Drake alongside some festive tunes.

Get Tickets £5.00 – £6.00

Gospel Choir Christmas Showcase

Elvet Methodist Church 8 Old Elvet, Durham

From Gospel Standards to Jazz and Film Score, DU Gospel Choir are hosting an uplifting showcase of our new pieces this year! Expect to feel energised and festive, with maybe a sing along as well... Bring a friend along to brighten up a cold winter’s evening! See you all there on Thursday 8th December.

Get Tickets £5.00 – £7.00

A Joint Jingle Jam

Elvet Methodist Church 8 Old Elvet, Durham

Can you hear the chiming of sleigh bells? A reindeer has stolen some percussion and he’s making a racket! It’s almost like he wants to join Durham University Brass Band and Durham University Concert Band for their annual joint Christmas concert… No surprises there though, ‘A Joint Jingle Jam’ is going to be a brilliantly festive evening!

Enjoy all of your Christmas favourites and some seasonal refreshments in the beautiful setting of Elvet Methodist Church on Friday 9th December. It’s not to be missed!

Christmas is coming, and what a better way to celebrate the end of term with a concert from Durham University Brass Band and Durham University Concert Band!

Get Tickets £5.00 – £7.00