Durham University Horn Society is a new, non-auditioned society starting this year. The idea is to create a network of horn players across the university who will meet regularly to practice in groups of all sizes from duets to octets or even a horn choir. The hope is to be able to perform in a mixture of concerts and events, playing a range of repertoire. Trips to masterclasses and horn days across the country will give horn players the opportunity to develop their playing both in a group and on their own. Horn players of any standard are welcome to join!
The horn society have most recently performed in ‘A Musical Extravaganza’ with DU Flute Choir, delighting the audience to a mixture of traditional horn repertoire, film music, and jazz arrangements. They also performed ‘Danny Boy’ in Durham Cathedral as part of the Music Durham ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ concert, celebrating British music and composers. This was arranged for them by one of their members Zoe Wardell. Horn society pride themselves on featuring student arrangers, composers, and leaders.