St Cuthbert’s Society Choir has previously performed a varied repertoire of music at different venues ranging from Durham Cathedral to garden parties and college formals. Mainly, the choir sings a mix of sacred and secular music, regularly performing Eucharist at St Margaret’s Church. As well as performing, Cuth’s choir is also great for meeting people from both Cuth’s and from other colleges as there are socials organised throughout the year. Entry to the choir is through an audition which consist of some sight singing and aural tests, however there is normally an opportunity in the second week to come along to our rehearsal and give it a go! To find out more, pop along to the College Freshers’ Fair.
Alt-Soc is one of Cuth’s largest societies, dedicated to helping Cuth’s students get involved with music, poetry and film. With a large network of musicians, writers, DJs and people generally interested in the arts, Alt-Soc organises events both within Cuth’s and local venues. So whether you want to put on a gig, have a go at DJing one of our popular club nights, find a publisher for your poetry, or simply come and support the local arts scene, Alt-Soc exists to make sure you can do just that.
Cuth’s Big Band
Cuth’s Big Band prides itself in being a friendly and welcoming band, that performs to high standards both musically, and in our costumes for what can only be described as epic socials. The band has gone from strength to strength since its formation in 2007 and last year saw us play many gigs around Durham, most notably at Cuth’s Feast and Music Durham Christmas Ball. Our repertoire includes jazz standards, funk, swing, and vocal numbers. A highlight of our year is our annual tour, and previous years have taken us to Liverpool, Edinburgh and York, where we have played with top university jazz bands.
The members of the band are mainly, but not exclusively, from St. Cuthbert’s Society and if you are interested in joining please contact Cat (this year’s president) for more info, either through the website, or by using the email address provided above.