Society Information

President: Laura Cooper
Email Address:
Rehearsal: Monday/Thursday evening, Trevelyan College
Auditions: Information here. Sign up at Freshers’ Fair

Durham University Orchestral Society, the University’s leading orchestral society, is comprised of Durham University Symphony Orchestra and Durham University Chamber Orchestra. DUOS prides itself on being entirely student run, and covers a large array of demanding orchestral repertoire throughout the academic year. DUOS is also the longest running orchestral society in Durham, having celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2015.

Members of the society are not only privileged to be a part of a friendly community of talented musicians, but have the opportunity to receive coaching from members of the BBC Symphony and Northern Sinfonia Orchestras. The society has also recently formed an exciting relationship with professional conductor Richard Dickins, who visits once a term for masterclasses with the conductors and the orchestra. In addition to the plethora of concerts and social occasions throughout the year DUOS also embarks on an annual tour abroad during the Easter vacation period; in recent years destinations have included Venice, Prague, Berlin, Madrid, Budapest, Ljubljana and Barcelona.

Rehearsals take place in Trevelyan College on Mondays (Chamber Orchestra) and Thursdays (Symphony Orchestra) throughout all three terms, apart from during the exam period in the Summer term. Timings are 7.30pm – 10pm on both nights.

  • DUOS Symphony Concert

    Join DUOS for their first symphony orchestra concert of the year.

    24 November 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • DUOS Chamber Concert

    Join DUOS for their first chamber orchestra concert of the year in the magical setting of Durham Cas...

    30 November 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • The Christmas Concert

    Join DUOS, Chamber Choir and Northern Lights for their annual Christmas concert at Elvet Methodist C...

    10 December 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • DUOS Symphony and Chamber Concert

    Save the date for the Epiphany term DUOS concert. Important Event Information Doors Open: 7:00 pm Ti...

    16 March 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Orchestral Society Cathedral Concert

    Important Event Information Doors Open: 7:00 pm Ticket Prices: TBC Ticket Availability: Tickets will...

    22 June 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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