MUSICON: a thousand regretz: renaissance // modern melancholy

Music Department Palace Green, Durham

Pianist Ben Smith presents a beautiful and ingenious programme, featuring keyboard works from the Renaissance alongside contemporary music for solo piano. Separated by a period of 400 years or more, the composers of these works explore contrasting and comparable notions of melancholy, as emotional expression and creative inspiration.

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Mozart Requiem and Haydn, Mass for Troubled Times (Nelson Mass)

Durham Cathedral Palace Green, Durham

Durham Choral Society and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus invite you to a joint concert featuring 18th Century Music. The ever popular Mozart Requiem will be performed, as will Haydn's Nelson Mass, also known as 'mass for Troubled Times'.

‘Sanctuary’: the 2023 Music Durham Concert

Durham Cathedral Palace Green, Durham

Save the date for Music Durham's biggest concert of the year! This year's showcase of Durham's leading student musicians is built on the theme of 'Sanctuary', and is held in celebration of the 500 Ukrainian refugees living in County Durham. We are delighted that a percentage of ticket sales will be donated to the support group for Ukrainian refugees based at the URC on Waddington Street in Durham.

With a programme including Holst's 'Jupiter' from The Planets, selections from 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Oliver!', and Karl Jenkins's 'A Mass for Peace', this concert promises to be exciting and emotional in equal measure.

Fauré Requiem: French and Nordic Choral Music

Durham Cathedral Palace Green, Durham

Durham University Choral Society performs Fauré’s much loved masterwork, his Requiem, alongside two often forgotten gems of Nordic choral repertoire, Grieg’s Fire Salmer (Four Psalms) and Elfrida Andreé’s Svensk Massa (Swedish Mass No. 1).

Tickets available soon from the Durham Cathedral website.