Following their appearance at the concert for HRH the Prince of Wales last, Chamber Choir will be tackling Talbot’s enthralling ‘Path of Miracles’ for their concert in Durham Cathedral’s Chapter House, 24th February. This now SOLD OUT concert promises a beautiful yet challenging range of repertoire.

For the first half of the concert, the choir will be full of Russian soul, singing a Russian trilogy comprising Lvovsky’s Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen, Tchaikovsky’s Invocation to Sleep and Sheremetev’s Now the Powers of Heaven.

The highlight of the concert will undoubtedly by the epic ‘Path of Miracles’ by Joby Talbot. The work depicts a pilgrimage across Europe culminating in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, the resting place of the body of St James. Each section of the work is named after a point on the journey, beginning in a small town called Roncesvalles at the foot of the Pyrenees and ending in Santiago. From their last rehearsal, the choir tackle the 17 parts with their usual skill and musicality, resulting in a beautiful harmonic blend.

Manager Sophie Rudge said:

This is going to be a really great concert. ‘Path of Miracles’ is an exciting work and the choir have worked incredibly hard to learn this challenging music. Everyone is really excited to perform in the Chapter House and its acoustics make it the perfect venue to perform this fantastic music.

Fear not! Limited tickets may still be available. See Chamber Choir’s Facebook page for details:  https://www.facebook.com/duchamberchoir/

Masterclass with Nigel Short, 21st February

Tomorrow, Nigel Short, founder and artistic director of Tenebrae, will be visiting Durham to offer a masterclass to the Durham University Chamber Choir. Nigel will be putting the finishing touches to Saturday’s programme, especially ‘Path of Miracles’ which was initially written for Tenebrae. This masterclass is free to observe, for singers and non-singers alike, and will be in Hatfield Chapel TOMORROW (21st Feb) from 1 to 4pm.