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Messiaen – La Nativité du Seigneur

Daniel Cook
Wed 22 Jan , 7:30 pm

Durham Cathedral's annual performance of Messiaen's arresting cycle of organ pieces describing the birth of Christ,


This Joyous Night

Durham Choral Society
Sat 25 Jan , 7:30 pm

Durham Choral Society and Sir Thomas Allen perform Fauré's much-loved Requiem, and 'This Joyous Night' by Alan Woods.


Monteverdi 1610 Vespers

Durham Cathedral Choir
Sun 2 Feb , 7:00 pm

Monteverdi's glorious 1610 Vespers performed on the Feast of Candelmas bring the Christmas season to a glittering close.


Gesualdo | Cruel Ecstasy

Tue 4 Feb , 7:30 pm

Virtuoso vocal group EXAUDI perform Gesauldo's astonishing madrigals alongside two brand new works.

jazz singer clare teal

Clare Teal and Trio

Clare Teal and Trio
Fri 14 Feb , 7:30 pm

Award-winning jazz singer Clare Teal and her trio perform songs from the Great American and British Song Books.


New Sounds | Nordic Spaces

Alpaca Ensemble
Wed 19 Feb , 7:30 pm

Contemporary music specialists Alpaca Ensemble perform works by Karin Rehnqvist, Eric Skytterholm Egan and Kristin Bolstad.


Opera by the Lake with Sir Thomas Allen

Sir Thomas Allen
Sat 22 Feb , 6:30 pm

An evening of operatic favourites with Sir Thomas Allen, alumni soloists and orchestra and chorus of musicians from Van Mildert College and the North East.


Eugene Onegin

Durham Opera Ensemble
Thu 27 Feb - Sat 29 Feb

Tchaikovsky's opera of scenes from Pushkin's poem 'Eugene Onegin', an idle young man whose emotional emptiness leaves a trail of destruction.


Opera North: Arya

Opera North
Thu 5 Mar , 7:30 pm

The Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North in concert of popular opera excerpts paired with a stunning new concerto for sitar and orchestra.



Durham University Choral Society
Thu 12 Mar , 7:30 pm

Felix Mendelssohn's dramatic oratorio of scenes from the life of Elijah, performed in a collaboration between two of Durham's finest student ensembles.


ROH live: Fidelio

Royal Opera House live relay
Tue 17 Mar , 7:15 pm

One of the superstars of opera, German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, takes the title role in Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio,


Crown of Glory

Durham Singers
Sat 28 Mar , 7:30 pm

Two jewels in the crown of Renaissance polyphony: Mundy's Vox Patris Caelestis and Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli.


Orchestra North East – Russian Gala

Orchestra North East
Sun 29 Mar , 3:00 pm

Passion and tragedy as Orchestra North East perform three classics of 20th century Russian orchestral music.


St John Passion

Durham Cathedral Choir
Sun 5 Apr , 7:00 pm

A Passion on Passion Sunday: J.S. Bach's dramatic musical account of the trial and death of Christ, performed with period instruments.


ROH live – Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Royal Opera House live relay
Tue 21 Apr , 7:00 pm

One of opera's favourite twin double acts: Mascagni’s 'Cavalleria rusticana' and  Leoncavallo’s 'Pagliacci;.


The Brodsky Quartet at Musicon

The Brodsky Quartet
Mon 4 May , 7:30 pm

The Brodsky Quartet end Musicon's 50th season with Schubert, Webern and Zemlinsky.


ETO Così fan tutte

English Touring Opera
Mon 11 May , 7:30 pm

Mozart's riotous comedy of partner-swapping, disguises and true love all played out to glorious music. 


ETO St John Passion

English Touring Opera
Tue 12 May , 7:30 pm

A distinctive and new semi-staged production of one of J.S. Bach's most dramatic works, the St John Passion.


Haydn and Schubert Masses

Durham Choral Society
Sat 16 May , 7:30 pm

Durham Choral Society perform Haydn's Nelson Mass and Schubert's Mass in G.


ROH live: Elektra

Royal Opera House live relay
Thu 18 Jun , 7:45 pm

Nina Stemme and Karita Mattila star in Richard Strauss's shocking and uncompromising operatic adaptation of a Greek tragedy.


The voice of the beloved

Durham Singers
Sat 4 Jul , 7:30 pm

The Durham Singers summer concert and reception, with music on the theme of love and gardens.

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