Music Durham Cathedral and Gala Concerts

Save the date for 2019’s end of year Music Durham concerts. Arguably the highlight of the musical calendar, this year we present all the Music Durham ensembles in two wonderful evenings, under the exciting theme of ‘Stage and Screen’. These are always undeniably fantastic concerts, showcasing both the level and breadth of musical talent at Durham University. Tickets are on sale now, don’t miss out!

Act 1
Date: Saturday 8 June, 19:30
Venue: Durham Cathedral
Tickets: £10-£20

Saturday’s line-up features singing groups, from Chamber Choir through to Gospel Choir, Brass Band, and Classical Ensemble, among others. We are also delighted to be welcoming Sir Thomas Allen to sing alongside Orchestral Society, just months after his final performance after over 45 years at the Royal Opera House.

Act 2
Date: Monday 10 June, 19:30
Venue: Gala Theatre
Tickets: £10-£15
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Expect another exciting array of musicians on Monday evening, with groups ranging from the likes of Big Band and Northern Lights, to Palatinate Orchestra and Choral Society, plus many more. We are very excited to be bringing this large-scale concert to the Gala Theatre for the first time, so don’t miss out.

University Gospel Choir of the Year 2019
Date: Saturday 6 April, 18:30-22:30
Venue: Oasis House, 5-9 Peall Road, London, CR0 3EX

Durham University Gospel Choir was established in 2011 as a society wanting to bring something different to the University music scene. From humble beginnings with just five singers and a drum, the choir now boasts over 35 regular members. Although their members come from all areas of the University, they all share a common goal: to maintain a high quality of musical performance in a fun and lively choir setting. The choir aims to reach a diverse range of venues in order to share their love of gospel music. Their performances have spanned the length of Durham, from busking in the market place to performances at the DICCU Cathedral Carol Service and the Durham Nativity, not to mention a number of summer balls. DU Gospel Choir are very excited to be taking their passion to a national audience at the UGCY 2019 finals!

Sir Thomas Allen and John Sessions join us for The Soldier's Tale.

110 years after Stravinsky first penned a major work, we present a programme in homage to the music of the great man.

We’re delighted to be working in collaboration with Hannah Noone as director, and with Sir Thomas Allen and John Sessions.

Full Programme:

Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat Dumbarton Oaks (1938)
Stravinsky: Deux poèms de Paul Verlaine (1910)
Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale (1918)

Conductor: Calum Zuckert
Soloist / Narrator: Sir Thomas Allen
Devil: John Sessions
Soldier: TBC

Hannah Noone is director for the Soldier’s Tale - a Durham Alum!

Tickets available

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