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May 2021

Book of Flames and Shadows – a Musicon concert

May 10 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 pm

Durham University’s Musicon concert series continues online this coming Monday with a concert by world-leading vocal ensemble EXAUDI, who have recorded a unique programme blending the earliest madrigals of the Italian Renaissance with new music by Assistant Professor in Composition, James Weeks. Book of Flames and Shadows is a continuous sequence of music lasting about an hour, incorporating two pieces by James Weeks (*1978) and madrigals by Jacques Arcadelt (1507-68). Its theme is the discovering, or awakening, of the sensual…

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Physical and Mental Health in Performing Arts with Dr Pippa Wheble

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr Pippa Wheble, a GP with a Masters in Performing Arts Medicine, will be leading this course. She works as an assessing clinician for BAPAM (The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine) and is part of the BAPAM Trainer Network. She specialises in the physical, vocal and mental health issues for performing artists and teaches conscious breathing for improved mental health and well-being. She is also a violinist and singer based in Edinburgh. She is experienced with performance anxiety and…

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June 2021

DUOS with Sir Thomas Allen, SAGE, Gateshead

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR + Google Map

After a whole year of closed concert halls and empty auditoriums, Durham is thrilled to finally present their musical return to life as we know it, by opening their concert season with a bang!Rescheduled from 2020, Durham University Orchestral Society will perform a world premiere, a student composition, commissioned by DUOS, for Sir Thomas Allen to perform as a narrator alongside the University Chamber Orchestra.  The composition competition, with set text chosen personally by Sir Tom, was held last year,…

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