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.
Submit Events
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 the events page, please send me the details and an image (preferably as a jpeg because it's less work for me). To submit a concert, please email the details to jane@musicdurham.co.uk.
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 Clerks: Three heads, One tale
The Clerks: Three heads, One tale
The Clerks bring a fascinating story of how an unknown English composer revolutionised church music, illustrated with effortlessly beautiful and expressive singing
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Opera dei Lumi’s enlightening Messiah
Opera dei Lumi’s enlightening Messiah
Opera dei Lumi returned to Handel's original version of Messiah, as performed in Dublin in 1742, giving a dramatic and expressive performance that was full...
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Esfahani’s Goldberg Story
Esfahani’s Goldberg Story
Harpischord superstar Mahan Esfahani comes to the Durham Musicon series, playing Bach's Goldberg Variations and exploiting the full emotional and tonal power of a beautifully...
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Chor Semiseria visit Durham
Chor Semiseria visit Durham
Chor Semiseria, from Durham's German twin city Tübingen have been visiting this week, meeting local choirs and singing in Durham Cathedral with Cobweb Orchestra and...
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Monteverdi Vespers diary 4: finishing the jigsaw
Monteverdi Vespers diary 4: finishing the jigsaw
It's been a couple of weeks now since I sang Monteverdi Vespers, and the concert of a lifetime was followed by a rather spectacular holiday...
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Caesar and Cleopatra in all their glory
Caesar and Cleopatra in all their glory
Handel's Giulio Cesare is a sumptuous feast of an opera, with one ravishing aria after another. I'm absolutely thrilled that ETO have chosen it for...
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Latest reviews

The Clerks: Three heads, One tale
The Clerks: Three heads, One tale
The Clerks bring a fascinating story of how an unknown English composer revolutionised church music, illustrated with effortlessly beautiful and expressive singing
Read More
Opera dei Lumi’s enlightening Messiah
Opera dei Lumi’s enlightening Messiah
Opera dei Lumi returned to Handel's original version of Messiah, as performed in Dublin in 1742, giving a dramatic and expressive performance that was full...
Read More
Esfahani’s Goldberg Story
Esfahani’s Goldberg Story
Harpischord superstar Mahan Esfahani comes to the Durham Musicon series, playing Bach's Goldberg Variations and exploiting the full emotional and tonal power of a beautifully...
Read More
Chor Semiseria visit Durham
Chor Semiseria visit Durham
Chor Semiseria, from Durham's German twin city Tübingen have been visiting this week, meeting local choirs and singing in Durham Cathedral with Cobweb Orchestra and...
Read More
The Bishop’s Consort: Monteverdi Vespers
The Bishop’s Consort: Monteverdi Vespers
A gentle, prayerful Monteverdi Vespers with some ravishing solo singing, performed one-per-part by the Bishop's Consort in Durham Cathedral Chapter House.
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Venetian Brass
Venetian Brass
His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornets and Durham Cathedral Choir bring the glorious sounds of early Venetian brass music to Durham Cathedral.
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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.