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

Jane’s autumn music guide 2 – opera
Discover the astonishing power of opera this autumn with English Touring Opera's productions at the Gala Theatre.
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Jane’s autumn music guide 1 – orchestras
Two symphony orchestra concerts coming up in Durham this autumn are a great place to start exploring classical music.
Read More "Jane’s autumn music guide 1 – orchestras"
New recording: Janet Graham – North East Hauntings
This new recording by Aleksander Szram is a fantastic introduction to the music of County Durham composer Janet Graham.
Read More "New recording: Janet Graham – North East Hauntings"
Badinage: Voice of the Bridge
The Pont Neuf becomes a musical thoroughfare, conveying the gossip and politics of 17th century Paris in this absorbing performance by Badinage.
Read More "Badinage: Voice of the Bridge"
DUOS A Symphonic Journey
DUOS ended their year with an impressive journey through contrasting symphonies by Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev and ending with a thrilling Mahler 5.
Read More "DUOS A Symphonic Journey"
DUCC: Even in silence
Music inspired by the Russian orthodox tradition of searching for God's light through stillness, sung magnificently by Durham University Chamber Choir.
Read More "DUCC: Even in silence"

Latest reviews

Badinage: Voice of the Bridge
The Pont Neuf becomes a musical thoroughfare, conveying the gossip and politics of 17th century Paris in this absorbing performance by Badinage.
Read More "Badinage: Voice of the Bridge"
DUOS A Symphonic Journey
DUOS ended their year with an impressive journey through contrasting symphonies by Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev and ending with a thrilling Mahler 5.
Read More "DUOS A Symphonic Journey"
DUCC: Even in silence
Music inspired by the Russian orthodox tradition of searching for God's light through stillness, sung magnificently by Durham University Chamber Choir.
Read More "DUCC: Even in silence"
Red Priest: Truly, Madly Baroque
A blast of energy with an explosive concert by Red Priest of their new programme 'Truly, Madly Baroque' opening the SRP National Festival at Ushaw College.
Read More "Red Priest: Truly, Madly Baroque"
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"

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.