Society Information

President: Alex Barker
Email Address: orchestral.society@durham.ac.uk
Rehearsal: Monday/Thursday evening, Trevelyan College
Auditions: Information here Sign up at Freshers’ Fair
Website:   www.duosdurham.com

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 and Madrid.

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

    Showcasing the university's top orchestral musicians in full flow, the Orchestral Society's Symphony...

    25 November 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • DUOS Chamber

    In the magical setting of Durham Castle, the Chamber Orchestra of Durham University Orchestral Socie...

    2 December 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Christmas Concert

    Join DUOS, Northern Lights and the Chamber Choir for the annual Christmas Concert.

    11 December 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • DUOS Epiphany Term concert

    Save the date for the DUOS Epiphany Term concert, conducted by Josh Ridley and Alex Mackinder.

    3 March 2018 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • DUOS Cathedral Concert

    Save the date for the final DUOS concert of the academic year, conducted by Josh Ridley and Alex Mac...

    16 June 2018 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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