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.
Discover the rich and varied world of the recorder, with music from the middle ages to world premiere performances at The Society of Recorder Players National Festival at Ushaw.
An enchanting programme of Schubert, Shostakovich and Ravel.
EXAUDI examine the expressive heights of Italian madrigal writing, both old and (very) new.
My thoughts on some of the new recordings that I’ve really enjoyed in 2018. (Clickbait: some of my choices may surprise you).
Guest review by Hugh Morris: “Breaking in the New Year with Bach”: the Durham Singers and Samling Institute soloists perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio:
A beautifully sung and well-chosen programme of 20th century and contemporary music for Advent and Christmas from DUCC.
There are Messiahs of all shapes and sizes coming to Durham this Christmas season – here’s my run-down of what’s on offer.
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.
A highly enjoyable concert by Prince Bishop’s Brass at Ushaw College, with music ranging from the Renaissance through to the twentieth century.