The Pont Neuf becomes a musical thoroughfare, conveying the gossip and politics of 17th century Paris in this absorbing performance by Badinage.
DUOS ended their year with an impressive journey through contrasting symphonies by Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev and ending with a thrilling Mahler 5.
Music inspired by the Russian orthodox tradition of searching for God’s light through stillness, sung magnificently by Durham University Chamber Choir.
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.