Durham University Gospel Choir was set up in 2011 as a society wanting to bring something a little different to the University music scene. From humble beginnings with a regular line-up of just five singers and a drum, the choir now boasts more than 30 regular members from all areas of the university.
From postgraduate maths to first year classics, all students are sincerely welcome to audition. Auditions ensure that we maintain a high quality of musical performance in a fun and lively choir setting. We aim to reach a diverse range of venues in order to share our love of this music. Members are not required to be religious, nevertheless our ethos reflects the roots of gospel music: community, love and joy.
Our performances have spanned the length of Durham, including many of the university colleges and even the Cathedral. We are always looking for new opportunities to share our music throughout the year, from market square busking and Durham community or charity performances to Christmas carol concerts, balls and events. A few of our performances include the Durham Christmas market, the Christian Union Carol Concert in the Cathedral, our annual Gospel concert in the summer term as well as almost every college summer ball! Continuing our tradition of a fun-filled tour near the end of the academic year, we are keen to incorporate more performance opportunities into this as well.
We are very excited to see where the new academic year will take us – this year will be our first with a dedicated Social Secretary and with it comes many more exciting plans in the works to create even stronger bonds within our choir. Similarly, with a move to Music Durham, we are keen to collaborate with other Music Durham groups.
We have some very exciting things on the horizon, so make sure you watch this space!
Co-Presidents: Alana Fajobi and Alya Makharinsky
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals: Tuesday Evenings
Auditions: First week of Michaelmas term (October) and Mid-Epiphany term (Febraury)