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

Medieval music on Mount Etna
Medieval music on Mount Etna
Whilst on holiday in Sicily, I visited the wonderful Casa della Musica in Randazzo, museum and workshop of early music specialist Giuseppe Serverini.
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The Bishop’s Consort: A Glorious St John Passion
The Bishop’s Consort: A Glorious St John Passion
Bach the theologian was at the heart of a small-scale St John Passion that shone with triumphant glory, sung by the Bishop’s Consort, directed by David Stancliffe.
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Celebrating Durham Music Service
Celebrating Durham Music Service
The Durham Music Service Showcase event at Sage Gateshead was a wonderful opportunity for young musicians to perform, and showed just how lucky we are here in County Durham when it comes to music education.
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What’s new
What’s new
I changed the look of the site a little while ago, and this week during the snow-days I've been making a few more tweaks and updates which I hope will be useful to visitors and concert organisers.
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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 of surprises.
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Latest reviews

The Bishop’s Consort: A Glorious St John Passion
The Bishop’s Consort: A Glorious St John Passion
Bach the theologian was at the heart of a small-scale St John Passion that shone with triumphant glory, sung by the Bishop’s Consort, directed by...
Read More
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...
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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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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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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.