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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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

Opera dei Lumi: Handel’s Esther
A rare opportunity to hear Handel's 1720 'Esther' in an extremely enjoyable performance given by Opera dei Lumi at Ushaw College.
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Happy Bach at Durham Cathedral
St James Baroque join with Durham Cathedral Choir and Daniel Cooke to celebrate Bach's joyful trumpet music as part of Durham BRASS festival.
Read More "Happy Bach at Durham Cathedral"
Life at Samling Academy
Former Durham Cathedral chorister Zoë Jackson, and recent Durham University graduate Peter Dunn talk to Music in Durham about their experiences with Samling Academy and their preparations for the upcoming Samling Academy Opera baroque double-bill.
Read More "Life at Samling Academy"
Restoring St Oswald’s organ
St Oswald's church are launching a campaign to restore their organ. David Harris, Director of Music at the church, told me more about this unusual organ and why its restoration will pay tribute to the vision of the people who designed and built it.
Read More "Restoring St Oswald’s organ"
Abraham and Isaac
A moving performance of Britten's "Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac" by Philippe Durrant, Lewis Cullen and Francesca Massey, preceded by gently radiant English songs from Purcell and Handel to Britten and Howells.
Read More "Abraham and Isaac"
Durham Cathedral choir at Ushaw
Durham Cathedral choir give their first ever concert at Ushaw with a superbly constructed programme that threaded together the Anglican and Catholic choral traditions.
Read More "Durham Cathedral choir at Ushaw"

Latest reviews

Opera dei Lumi: Handel’s Esther
A rare opportunity to hear Handel's 1720 'Esther' in an extremely enjoyable performance given by Opera dei Lumi at Ushaw College.
Read More "Opera dei Lumi: Handel’s Esther"
Happy Bach at Durham Cathedral
St James Baroque join with Durham Cathedral Choir and Daniel Cooke to celebrate Bach's joyful trumpet music as part of Durham BRASS festival.
Read More "Happy Bach at Durham Cathedral"
Abraham and Isaac
A moving performance of Britten's "Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac" by Philippe Durrant, Lewis Cullen and Francesca Massey, preceded by gently radiant English songs from...
Read More "Abraham and Isaac"
Durham Cathedral choir at Ushaw
Durham Cathedral choir give their first ever concert at Ushaw with a superbly constructed programme that threaded together the Anglican and Catholic choral traditions.
Read More "Durham Cathedral choir at Ushaw"
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 Bishop’s Consort: A Glorious St John Passion"
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 "The Clerks: Three heads, One tale"

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.