A letter from Durham musicians MP Mary Kelly Foy asking for amateur musicians to granted the same guidance as professionals under the new government Covid-19 regulations.
Barefoot Opera come to Ushaw for a weekend putting on Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas from scratch. Apply before 1st January for solo or chorus auditions.
This new recording by Aleksander Szram is a fantastic introduction to the music of County Durham composer Janet Graham.
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.
I changed the look of the site a little while ago, and this week during the snow-days I’ve been making a few more tweaks and updates which I hope will be useful to visitors and concert organisers.
Ushaw College is looking for singers to join a new choir based at the college. The choir will revive the college’s choral tradition by singing Vespers services in St Cuthbert’s Chapel several times a year, as well as giving concerts.
Durham has lost at least three piano teachers (that I know of) in the last term, so I’m happy to …
Daniel Cook takes up the post of Organist and Master of the Choristers at Durham Cathedral in the Autumn. The cathedral’s central role in in our musical world and in our wider community means that this is undoubtedly one of the most important musical jobs in the North East. In this interview for Music in Durham, Daniel talks about coming home to his dream job, the important and inspiring task of training young choristers and the musicians that inspire him.