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November 2019

Free

Sir Thomas Allen: an Opera Appreciation event

18 November 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mark Hillery Arts Centre, Collingwood College, Collingwood College, Durham.

Join Durham Opera Appreciation Society for their first professional session, a chance to meet and hear from the University Chancellor Sir Thomas Allen

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£1 – £10

John Snijders (piano) – Flexibility and Freedom | Hensel-Mendelssohn, Hummel, and Schubert

19 November 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL

Throughout the classical and romantic eras, music was often characterised by a pronounced use of rubato and the freedom, when appropriate, to add embellishments not included in the score. In fact, until the early 20th century, any idea of maintaining a steady tempo for longer periods of time would be seen as unmusical. This freedom is beautifully reflected in the lyricism of one of Schubert’s great masterpieces, the Piano Sonata in B-flat major, a grand work that was to be…

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

20 November 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL

The Music Durham Lunchtime Concerts take place every Wednesday from 1.15 to 1.45 p.m. in the Music Department’s Concert Room on Palace Green. They are completely free and are open to all members of the public, and are a great way to spend your afternoon. Do come along!

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Masterclass: Baroque Strings with Naomi Burrell

22 November 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
TBC,

Exploring nuances of baroque string playing through seventeenth and early eighteenth century repertoire, this masterclass will address issues of historically informed phrasing and technique. Led by baroque violinist Naomi Burrell and featuring string players from Durham University Music Department and Durham's many extracurricular ensembles, this promises to be an informative and enjoyable afternoon! Both performers and listeners are invited to attend free of charge.     Important Event Information Doors Open: 11:30 am Ticket Prices: Free Accessibility: Please get in…

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Free – £10

DUOS Symphony Concert – ‘The Brave and the Bold’

23 November 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elvet Methodist Church, 8 Old Elvet, Durham. DH1 3HL

Join DUOS Symphony for their first concert of the academic year in Elvet Methodist Church. Featuring Wagner Tannhäuser Overture, Bartok’s Viola Concerto (soloist: Laura Cooper) and Dvorak Symphony no.9 “From the New World”, this is not one to miss!

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£3.50 – £5

Flute Choir Christmas Concert

24 November 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St Mary the Less, South Bailey, Durham. DH1 3EQ United Kingdom

Durham University Flute Choir is back with their first concert of the academic year! Lose yourself in the beautiful flute rendering of the best-loved ballet tunes and traditional carols at the wonderful Church of St. Mary the Less. Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit, this is not one to miss!

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Hill Colleges Joint Cathedral Evensong

25 November 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Join singers from Collingwood, Grey, Trevelyan and Van Mildert in a joint evensong service in Durham Cathedral. Responses - Smith Psalm 119 (verses 81-96) Canticles - Dyson in D Anthem - Christ is our Cornerstone, Rawsthorne

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

27 November 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Hatfield Chapel, Hatfield College, Durham. DH1 3RQ

The Music Durham Lunchtime Concerts take place every Wednesday from 1.15 to 1.45 pm, usually in the Music Department’s Concert Room on Palace Green, however today's concert by Flute Choir is taking place in Hatfield Chapel. These concerts are completely free and open to all members of the public, and are a great way to spend your afternoon. Do come along!

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£5 – £6

Full Score: A Night of Barbershop

27 November 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Oswalds Church, Church Street , Durham. DH1 3DQ

Full Score have returned from a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer and are excited for another year of Barbershop music in Durham! Featuring a range of genres including jazz, musical theatre, and a few festive songs, there is something for everyone!   Important Event Information Doors Open: 7:00 pm Ticket Prices: £6 Standard/ £5.50 Concession/ £5 Music Durham, Under 12's Free Ticket Availability: Tickets will go on sale below from November 10th until 5pm on the…

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Free – £12

DUPO Chamber Concert

29 November 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Durham Castle Great Hall, Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RW

Join DUPO in their first concert of the academic year, an exploration of Russian sound and colour interspersed with a French suite based on Maeterlinck's symbolist play, Pelleas et Melisande.

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£4 – £8

Chamber Choir Concert – ‘There is Sweet Music’

30 November 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Margaret’s Church, Crossgate, 66 Crossgate, Durham. DH1

Durham University Chamber Choir presents our first Michaelmas concert, ‘There is Sweet Music’. In this we explore repertoire from the tenth century all the way up to contemporary composers. From Elgar, to Palestrina, to Perotin and McDowall, this is a wonderful concert which showcases not only some fantastic, exciting and beautiful music, but also the twenty-five best singers in Durham, for your appreciation.

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Recital: Jeremy Chan

30 November 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL

Join Music Durham in the Music Department Concert Room to hear Jeremy Chan's piano recital.   Repertoire to be announced.

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December 2019

Free – £12

DUPO Symphony Concert

1 December 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham Town Hall, Durham. DH1 3NJ United Kingdom

Join DUPO in their second concert of the academic year as they perform a staged version of Symphony Fantastique in collaboration with Durham Student Theatre at the majestic Durham Town Hall.

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Dunelm Consort & Players Michaelmas Concert

2 December 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hild Bede Chapel, Durham.

Save the date to join Dunelm Consort & Players for their Michaelmas Concert.

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Free – £7

Hill Orchestra: A Winter’s Night

3 December 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elvet Methodist Church, 8 Old Elvet, Durham. DH1 3HL

Escape the cold outside and enjoy a Winter’s Night in with Hill Orchestra for their Christmas concert of 2019. Featuring pieces such as Finzi’s Nocturne, as well as Sleigh Ride and Hely-Hutchinson’s A Carol Symphony to get you in the Christmas spirit, it’s guaranteed there will be something for everyone!

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£1 – £10

Kim Dongeon (voice) | Freeing the Spirit | Shaman Ritual Music from South Korea

3 December 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL

In South Korea's East Coast region, there are still some communities that hire hereditary shamans to perform lengthy health-restoring rituals. These events are remarkable for their Buddhist-infused polytheistic folk belief, colourful paper flowers, lengthy mythic songs, elegant dance, and exuberant percussion-based music played on janggo drum, gongs and cymbals. When in full flow, the ritualists' music is perhaps the most rhythmically complex, improvisatory and virtuosic music in the whole of East Asia. This concert features the three most celebrated hereditary…

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

4 December 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL

The Music Durham Lunchtime Concerts take place every Wednesday from 1.15 to 1.45 p.m. in the Music Department’s Concert Room on Palace Green. They are completely free and are open to all members of the public, and are a great way to spend your afternoon. Do come along!

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£4.50 – £7

Durham Dynamics Christmas Showcase

4 December 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Oswalds Church, Church Street , Durham. DH1 3DQ

Durham Dynamics is Durham’s largest a cappella choir, with up to 25 members. We are proud to invite you to our Christmas Showcase, which will be an evening of a cappella, featuring chart hits, old classics, and some festive tunes!

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Free – £10

Choral Society Michaelmas Concert

5 December 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elvet Methodist Church, 8 Old Elvet, Durham. DH1 3HL

Choral Society welcome you to their first concert of the academic year, held in Elvet Methodist Church. Featuring Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs, Parry's Songs of Farewell and Stanford's Three Motets, enjoy the music composed during the height of the English Musical Renaissance, a turning point for our country's musical heritage!

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£4 – £8

DUCE Michaelmas Concert

6 December 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham Castle Great Hall, Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RW

Join DUCE for their first concert of the academic year featuring Haydn’s spectacular Symphony 104, along with extracts from Handel’s Water Music and Vivaldi’s Alla Rustica orchestral concerto. See you there!

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