Music in Durham

Music in Durham

Music news, reviews, concert listings and musings.

Welcome

Introduction

Music in Durham is dedicated to bringing you classical music listings, previews, reviews and news for Durham, with a bit of random blogging thrown in. The what’s on pages bring together classical music events from across the City and the University, so whether you’re looking for a great concert to go to, or if you’re planning something and want to avoid clashes, this is the place to look.

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If you’re planning a classical music or jazz concert, in Durham City or the nearby villages, and you’d like to have it included on my events page, you can send me the details via the form here:



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About Me

This site is run by Jane Shuttleworth. I spend as much of my life as I can get away with absorbed in music – listening, performing, reading, writing – and telling other people about it. This site is a place for me to bring all these together, and, I hope to provide something useful for other people in Durham while I’m at it. My interests are choral music, early music and modern music. 

Latest posts

The Brodsky Quartet
An enchanting programme of Schubert, Shostakovich and Ravel.
Read More "The Brodsky Quartet"
The EXAUDI Italian Madrigal Book
EXAUDI examine the expressive heights of Italian madrigal writing, both old and (very) new.
Read More "The EXAUDI Italian Madrigal Book"
Good albums from 2018
My thoughts on some of the new recordings that I've really enjoyed in 2018. (Clickbait: some of my choices may surprise you).
Read More "Good albums from 2018"
Durham Singers: Bach Christmas Oratorio
Guest review by Hugh Morris: "Breaking in the New Year with Bach": the Durham Singers and Samling Institute soloists perform Bach's Christmas Oratorio:
Read More "Durham Singers: Bach Christmas Oratorio"
DUCC: A Boy was Born
A beautifully sung and well-chosen programme of 20th century and contemporary music for Advent and Christmas from DUCC.
Read More "DUCC: A Boy was Born"
Messiahs in Durham
There are Messiahs of all shapes and sizes coming to Durham this Christmas season - here's my run-down of what's on offer.
Read More "Messiahs in Durham"

Latest reviews

The Brodsky Quartet
An enchanting programme of Schubert, Shostakovich and Ravel.
Read More "The Brodsky Quartet"
The EXAUDI Italian Madrigal Book
EXAUDI examine the expressive heights of Italian madrigal writing, both old and (very) new.
Read More "The EXAUDI Italian Madrigal Book"
Durham Singers: Bach Christmas Oratorio
Guest review by Hugh Morris: "Breaking in the New Year with Bach": the Durham Singers and Samling Institute soloists perform Bach's Christmas Oratorio:
Read More "Durham Singers: Bach Christmas Oratorio"
DUCC: A Boy was Born
A beautifully sung and well-chosen programme of 20th century and contemporary music for Advent and Christmas from DUCC.
Read More "DUCC: A Boy was Born"
Review: ETO Radamisto
Even as a fully paid-up Handel opera fan, I’ll admit that Radamisto wasn’t one of his better efforts. The music is perfectly pleasant but apart from one or two good arias, it’s a little bit Handel-by-numbers. It’s not one for listening to on it’s own, but cut down to a couple of hours, and staged in another of English Touring Opera’s simple and beautiful productions, it made a very enjoyable evening.
Read More "Review: ETO Radamisto"
Prince Bishop’s Brass at Ushaw
A highly enjoyable concert by Prince Bishop's Brass at Ushaw College, with music ranging from the Renaissance through to the twentieth century.
Read More "Prince Bishop’s Brass at Ushaw"

Note

You might have found your way here because you’re looking for the university’s student music site, in which case you need to go to www.musicdurham.org, but I hope you’ll have a look around here too.

If you’re planning a concert, or if you have any other music news, please tell me about it. jane@musicdurham.co.uk.