Hatfield Chapel Choir Reunion 
Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 February

The annual Chapel Choir Reunion will be held in College over the weekend of 16 and 17 February 2019.  It will be an opportunity to meet friends and singers from the Choir, past and present, as well as perform in one of the finest religious buildings in the country: the weekend will culminate in Matins and Eucharist in Durham Cathedral. The Master, Professor Ann MacLarnon, and the Chaplain, Professor Anthony Bash, are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Hatfield.

The format of the weekend is as follows:

Saturday, 16 February   
2.00 pm      Welcome and rehearsal in Chapel   
6.00 pm      Rehearsal in the Cathedral   
7.30 pm      Dinner in the Dining Hall                  

Sunday, 17 February   
9.00 am       Rehearsal in Durham Cathedral   
10.00 am     Matins in Durham Cathedral   
11.15 am     Eucharist in Durham Cathedral

The music list is:

Responses: Smith
Canticles: Stanford in B-Flat
Anthem: Hail Gladdning light – Wood


Palestrin Missa Brevis

Motet: Let all Mortal Flesh - Bairstow

If you have any questions about the music, please contact the Director of Music, Matthew McCullogh.


To help us anticipate how many people to expect and if you would like to attend the Chapel Choir reunion, please register your attendance through Event Durham. If you are able to come, please let Matthew McCullough (matthew.mccullough@durham.ac.uk) know which part you wish to sing.

The dinner will be held on the Saturday evening in College. Guests are very welcome indeed, both at the dinner and in the congregations, and the cost per person for the dinner is £25.00.  The dress code is smart attire. Bookings may be made online via Event Durham.  Following the dinner you are invited to continue to the renovated Jevons building for post-dinner drinks.  This is a great opportunity to see ‘The Burt Room’, the newly opened social space and bar for College.


Leek and Potato soup (v)

with herb dumpling


Pan seared breast of chicken

with boulangere potato, onion puree, fine beans and chicken café au lait sauce


Duchess mushroom tartlet (v)

with parsnip puree, baby spinach, roast celeriac and cep sauce


Ginger and chocolate cake (v)

with ice cream and brandy snap tuille

And the wine list is:





Chardonnay, Semillon, Red Cliffs (Victoria, Australia)

Pale straw yellow, a nose of ripe stone fruit, melon and apples. Easy drinking (13.5%).

(GBP 13.00)

Sauvignon Blanc, Tonada (Central Valley, Chile)

This refreshing Sauvignon Blanc has flavours of citrus, melon and herbs, as well as a crisp clean finish (12.5%).

(GBP 15.00)

Pinot Grigio (Veneto, Italy)

A classic light and fresh pinot from an excellent producer, easy drinking (12%).

(GBP 17.00)

Shiraz Cabernet, Red Cliffs (Victoria, Australia)

Bright vibrant red in colour, with aromas of soft, cherry plum fruit and spicy nuances with the Shiraz (13.5%).

(GBP 13.00)

Merlot, Tonada (Central Valley, Chile)

Juicy, sun-packed with peach and tropical fruit, with soft almond and floral notes (13%).

(GBP 15.00)

Cabernet Sauvignon, Turi (Leyda Valley, Chile)

This Cabernet has an elegant and expressive nose, with fresh aromas of red berries, light smoky notes and chocolate hints (13%).

(GBP 17.00)

No Wine

No wine required

(GBP 0.00)

Please indicate your choice of main course as you register.  (Vegan, gluten-free or other special meals area available on request.)


Please pre-order your wine, and there is an option to book this as you register.  


Bookings for this event will be accepted until 23:59 hours on Friday 8 February 2019.


Unfortunately we are unable to offer accommodation in College on this occasion. Information about accommodation in the local area can be found here.


If you have any queries please contact Anthony Bash, the Chaplain (hatfield.chaplain@durham.ac.uk).

You can join the Choir Alumni on Facebook. Do join as it will be a good way to stay in touch with friends.


We look forward to welcoming you back to Hatfield in February!


Best wishes,


Professor Ann MacLarnon



Professor Anthony Bash


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