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

DUCC: A Boy was Born
A beautifully sung and well-chosen programme of 20th century and contemporary music for Advent and Christmas from DUCC.
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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.
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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.Continue reading"Review: ETO Radamisto"
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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.
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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"

Latest reviews

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...
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"
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 Purcell and Handel to Britten and Howells.
Read More "Abraham and Isaac"

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.