Music Durham Week: Soloist Spotlight 3 – DUKIS Concerto Recital

Mark Hillery Arts Centre Collingwood College, South Road, Durham

DU Keyboard Instrument Society proudly presents the Concerto Recital, a showcase of some of the best student soloists in Durham performing virtuosic, concertante pieces accompanied by our amazing pianists and friends. From Paganini's thrilling Violin Concerto No. 1 to Beethoven's Emperor Piano Concerto in a rare string quintet arrangement, the evening will be filled with enchanting music spanning multiple centuries and instruments.

£3.00 – £4.00

Music Durham Week: Finale – Intercollegiate Showcase

Mark Hillery Arts Centre Collingwood College, South Road, Durham

A chance to see a smorgasbord of college music groups from choirs to cover bands come together to perform an eclectic range of music. A fantastic finale to a great week of music!


Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

Sage Gateshead St Mary's Square, Gateshead

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir and Durham University Choral Society form a choir 200-strong, partnered by the Mowbray Orchestra and conducted by John Forsyth MBE. Tenor Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts sings Gerontius, mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley is the Angel, and baritone Morgan Pearse takes the roles of the Priest and the Angel of the Agony.

Around the World in 80 Minutes

St Oswalds Church Church Street , Durham

Durham University Concert Band is proud to present its Epiphany Term concert, Around the World in 80 Minutes, featuring a thrilling variety of pieces to whisk you around the globe. We’ll give you a tour de France with the Suite Française, take you across the pond for a rendition of the Maple Leaf Rag, down to Havana with Malagueña, and all the way out to the planets with Holst’s Jupiter, with time for favourites such as Les Miserables along the way!

£5.00 – £7.00

Children of Light: Rubbra’s ‘Nine Tenebrae Motets’ and Lang’s ‘The Little Match Girl Passion’

Durham Cathedral, Chapter House Palace Green, Durham

Following a sell-out concert in Durham Castle in December 2022, Durham University Chamber Choir presents a concert of music for passiontide, thematically bound by the idea of the flame. The concert centres on two major works: Edmund Rubbra’s 'Nine Tenebrae Motets' and David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 'The Little Match Girl Passion'.

DUCE Epiphany Concert

St Oswalds Church Church Street , Durham

Durham University Classical Ensemble is excited to present an amazing mix of orchestral and vocal music, featuring wonderful university singers Toby Hunt and Mathilde Brun! Join us as we take you from Baroque to Romantic, in a night of music you don't want to miss!

£5.00 – £8.00

MUSICON – Ives Ensemble – Double Portrait Cassandra Miller / Joanna Bailie As Part Of The International Women’s Day Celebrations

Music Department Palace Green, Durham

The Netherlands-based Ives Ensemble is proud to continue its long-standing relationship with Durham and MUSICON by presenting a double portrait featuring two of the most original composers working today, Joanna Bailie and Cassandra Miller as part of the celebrations of International Women’s Day.

A Night at the Musicals

North Road Methodist Church

Hill Orchestra presents 'A Night at the Musicals' - an evening filled with the slow, reflective ballads of 'Les Misérables', and the joyful and catchy tunes of 'Guys and Dolls' and 'West Side Story'. We want our audience to sit down, relax and bop in time to the beat!

£5.00 – £7.00

Holst: The Planets

Gala Theatre Millenium Place, Durham

Join Durham University Orchestral Society for a musical voyage around the cosmos!

The sun rises in Strauss’ epic Also Sprach Zarathustra before we explore the wonder and virtuosity of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 with soloist Ollie Dewar.

From the emotional heartstrings of Rachmaninov, we travel onwards to an exploration of our solar system, courtesy of Holst in his awe-inspiring musical depiction of The Planets. Allow over 100 musicians to take you on an immersive journey, discovering each of the planets and their astrological background. What better way could there truly be to spend your evening than joining us on an epic musical journey across the stars!

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A Folklore Recital

Music Department Palace Green, Durham

In its first term at the University, Durham Art Song Society is delighted to present an ambitious and varied programme of art songs from some of the best classical singers and pianists at the University.

£3.00 – £5.00

Kingdom Come

Elvet Methodist Church 8 Old Elvet, Durham

Durham University Gospel Choir brings you a night of gospel right in the heart of Durham with our epiphany concert: “Kingdom Come”! This is an evening to celebrate gospel music, its past, present, and future. What it has stood for and what it stands to become. We hope our love for this incredible genre is able to reach so many others. If this is something that strikes your interest we would love to see you there!

£6.00 – £8.00

Chet Baker After Hours

Music Department Palace Green, Durham

A gentle evening of jazz standards featuring the music of the classic album "Chet Baker Sings".
Sit back, relax and take a deep drink from a lovely warm mug of our jazz.

£5.00 – £7.00

Dvořák New World Symphony by Durham University Palatinate Orchestra

Durham Cathedral Palace Green, Durham

Join Durham University Palatinate Orchestra in their 15-year anniversary concert as they perform Dvořák’s New World Symphony and Grieg's Piano Concerto in the sublime setting of Durham Cathedral. Tickets available at


Durham Masonic Hall 36 Old Elvet, Durham

Dunelm Consort & Players present 'Prophecy'. Join us for an evening of dramatic prophecy highlighting the power of chromaticism and music. The Red Priest himself, Antonio Vivaldi, shows the chilling and exciting power of prophecy in “Nisi Dominus”, featuring alto soloists and the Dunelm Players. We explore the early ideas of chromaticism through the microtonal testimonies to music of Nicola Vicentino. At the centre of the concert the prophetic utterances of Ancient Rome in Lassus’ “Prophetiae Sibyllarum”. Finally, we return to the father of chromaticism, Vicente Lusitano, in a apocalyptic plea at the Day of Judgment.

£6.00 – £10.00

‘Underneath the Stars’ at Chad’s Quad

Cassidy Quad, St Chad's College 18 N Bailey, Durham

Join Foot Notes for a night of a cappella under the stars at Chad's Quad! You know the drill by now - expect a diverse mix of a cappella classics and hits from a wonderfully versatile group. With a repertoire list featuring the work of Stopford and the sass of the Spice Girls, you'll be sure to be kept on your toes...

Coming to you on the Tuesday of Week 10, this is the perfect chance to celebrate the end of a long term. So sit back and let Foot Notes provide the entertainment!

£4.50 – £6.00

DUPO at 15: Boundaries of Romanticism

Durham Castle Great Hall Palace Green, Durham

In DUPO’s 15th year celebrations, the Chamber Orchestra presents a varied programme of orchestral favourites, mixed in with a rarely performed gem from the turn of the twentieth century. The programme begins with De Falla’s dramatic and exciting Ritual Fire Dance, before DUPO welcomes Ursula Misra as soloist for the Beethoven Violin Concerto. The second half of the concert is Ethel Smyth’s first orchestral work, her Serenade in D, steeped in Romanticism while also paving the way for much of the twentieth century repertoire.

£5.00 – £8.00

DUKIS Piano and Organ Epiphany Concert

Hild Bede Chapel College of St. Hild and St. Bede, Durham

DUKIS has expanded its focus this term also to organ playing and our Epiphany Concert will be no exception, bringing you a chance to hear this magnificent instrument. The mesmerizing acoustics of the Hild Bede Chapel provide a perfect space for a joint piano and organ concert of our talented members in an exciting programme of mainly romantic keyboard music. Entry is completely free and there is no need to sign up in advance.


Elvet Methodist Church 8 Old Elvet, Durham

Join Full Score for a noteworthy night of wonderful barbershop harmonies! With both full chorus and quartet numbers, prepare yourself for an evening of Queen, Disney's Notre Dame, the Muppets, and many more classic favourites. Allow us to 'turn up the music' and 'light the lights' for your last Friday of term.

£4.50 – £6.00

Twentieth-Century Splendour

Durham Castle Great Hall Palace Green, Durham

Join Durham University Orchestral Society Chamber Orchestra for an evening celebrating some great orchestral music written across the twentieth century. Lose yourself in the idyllic stylings of Malcolm Arnold and Albert Roussel, and enjoy the intimate orchestration of Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin. Finally, you will be sure to leave the concert skipping after the dazzling energy of Ligeti's Concert Românesc. In the incredible surroundings of Castle Great Hall, finish this Epiphany term with a musical treat, courtesy of Durham University Orchestral Society Chamber Orchestra!

£6.00 – £12.00