A highly enjoyable concert by Prince Bishop’s Brass at Ushaw College, with music ranging from the Renaissance through to the twentieth century.
A rare opportunity to hear Handel’s 1720 ‘Esther’ in an extremely enjoyable performance given by Opera dei Lumi at Ushaw College.
St James Baroque join with Durham Cathedral Choir and Daniel Cooke to celebrate Bach’s joyful trumpet music as part of Durham BRASS festival.
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.
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.
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.
Durham Cathedral choir give their first ever concert at Ushaw with a superbly constructed programme that threaded together the Anglican and Catholic choral traditions.
Whilst on holiday in Sicily, I visited the wonderful Casa della Musica in Randazzo, museum and workshop of early music specialist Giuseppe Serverini.
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.
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.