Durham Vocal Festival: World Premiere of The Life of St Cuthbert

This year will once again see Durham students taking part in the annual Durham Vocal Festival. A particular highlight for 2019 is the Life of St Cuthbert project; a week-long musical pilgrimage through Northumberland and County Durham featuring Durham University Chamber Choir.

The Life of St Cuthbert was commissioned by Cantata Dramatica following a project with the Durham University History Department. The resulting composition by Solfa Carlile is based on a script by Durham academics Nick Pitts-Tucker and Dr. Charlie Rozier, which traverses the extraordinary life of this Northumbrian saint. Special previews of the work will be brought to audiences in Bamburgh on Saturday 2 February, and to primary school children across 4 schools in Northumberland and County Durham on 5 and 6 February, where a specially-produced version of the work will allow pupils to join in and perform alongside musicians.

Months of hard work will all come to an end on Friday 8 February in Durham Cathedral, with a spectacular world premiere involving Durham University Chamber Choir and guest musicians, conducted by James Burton, Choral Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

This is a truly remarkable Durham event, combining academic research, student performances, outreach work and professional partnerships. One not to miss!

Event Information
7:30pm, Durham Cathedral
Tickets £15 Standard, £8 Concession, £5 Under 18 available at


Durham University Big Band - Live at Pizza Express Jazz Club

Saturday 9 February

Pizza Express, 10 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3RW, UK
Durham University Big Band returns for their 6th annual performance at this legendary jazz club.

Event details

Development and Alumni Relations Office
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road

0191 334 6305

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