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December 2021

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

02/12/2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
St Oswalds Church, Church Street
Durham, DH1 3DQ
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Free – £10.00

Durham University Chamber Choir presents ‘now sleeps the crimson petal’ - a concert marrying the floral imagery, Marian texts and atmospheric Advent repertoire. Join us as we travel from the Renaissance world of Sheppard, the luxurious polyphony of Pearsall, and the contemporary work of Tarney and Newton-Rex. At the centre of our programme is the masterwork of Paul Mealor, ‘A Spotless Rose’, and Richard Marlow’s ‘Advent Responsary’.

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Flute Choir Christmas Concert

02/12/2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
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£3.50 – £5.00

Durham University Flute Choir proudly presents our Christmas concert. Join us at the Music Department Concert Room for an evening of flute music, ranging from John Williams to Ditters von Dittersdorf!

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DUCE Michaelmas Concert

03/12/2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elvet Methodist Church, 8 Old Elvet
Durham, DH1 3HL
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Free – £8.00

DUCE’s first concert of the year! An evening of classical music played by Durham University Classical Ensemble, conducted by Charlotte Smith and featuring Ursula Misra performing Mozart’s 3rd Violin Concerto.

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Charity Carol-a-thon

04/12/2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Palace Green Durham, DH1 3RL + Google Map

Help us help them. Your donation will help to offer heavily discounted musical events and opportunities to all children, especially those most in need. An intercollegiate choir formed of singers from all across Durham are coming together to carol all day through the Durham Christmas Markets, raising money for Durham Music Trust. At this challenging time when pupils and families are isolated, stressed and worried, Music and Music Education can have a huge effect upon their current health and well being.…

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DUPO Chamber Michaelmas Concert – “Reverie”

04/12/2021 @ 7:30 pm
St Oswalds Church, Church Street
Durham, DH1 3DQ
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£4.00 – £7.00

DUPO Chamber's first concert of the year is an exhilarating and moving return to live performance with a journey through the movements of European romantic music. The concert will begin with Scriabin's 'Reverie', followed by Brahms' exciting 'Variations on a Theme by Haydn' and finishing with a performance of Schubert's emotional Symphony No. 4, "Tragic". The repertoire chosen represents a wide-range of romantic styles, which promises the audience, and the performers, an inspiring night of music.

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A Festive Night with Foot Notes

05/12/2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
£4.00 – £5.00

Our annual Christmas concert returns to Durham, and we can't wait to see you there! Join us at the Mark Hillery Arts Centre for an eclectic mix of a cappella, including many of your Christmas favourites to get you feeling festive!

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Durham University Choral Society Michaelmas Concert

08/12/2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elvet Methodist Church, 8 Old Elvet
Durham, DH1 3HL
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£5.00 – £10.00

The Durham University Choral Society will be giving its first concert post-pandemic full of exciting repertoire including the Rutter Magnificat, Britten's Ceremony of Carols and much more, all under the experienced baton of John Forsyth MBE. We would love for you to come see us as we hit the ground running for this academic year!

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POSTPONED – Lucy Goddard and Siwan Rhys | Plain Air

08/12/2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
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£1.00 – £10.00

Lucy Goddard (mezzo-soprano) and Siwan Rhys (piano) present the world premiere of James Weeks' immersive and transcendental "Plain Air", inspired by Nan Shepherd's masterwork of nature writing "The Living Mountain".

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Jazzy Christmas

08/12/2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Riverside Bar, Durham Student Union, Dunelm House, New Elvet
Durham, DH1 3AN
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Free

DUBB's annual Jazzy Christmas event, this time with Jazz Soc Big Band! Come along to the Riverside Bar at Durham SU for a FREE festive evening of jazz from two of the university's top big bands! This year we're excited to be supporting supporting Charity: Water. Charity: Water is a non-profit organisation bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. You can donate here: https://www.charitywater.org/dubb-x-jsbb

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Banding Together For Christmas

10/12/2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elvet Methodist Church, 8 Old Elvet
Durham, DH1 3HL
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£5.00 – £7.00

Durham University Brass Band and Concert Band invite you to their upcoming concert, Banding Together for Christmas. On Friday 10th December, head to Elvet Methodist Church and end the term on a high note with an evening of festive entertainment. Listen to merry tunes such as Candlelight Carol, Polar Express and the Christmas Festival, and enjoy munching on some seasonal refreshments during our interval. It’s the perfect way to begin the Christmas period!

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