The National Youth Choir of Great Britain, who are based in Durham, have just launched their Big Give Christmas Challenge fundraiser, with North East businessman Peter Vardy pledging matching funds up to £15,000
Durham University Brass Band and the award winning Reg Vardy Band invite brass player of all standards to a day of workshops, and the chance to play in the bands’ gala concert.
Francesca Massey has just released Bravura! her debut CD, recorded in Durham Cathedral where she is sub-organist.
This free workshop offers a fantastic opportunity to delve into the performance practice of the medieval conductus (a close cousin to the medieval organum and motet), led by the world-class tenors John Potter, Christopher O’Gorman and Rogers Covey-Crump. This free workshop is open to all and is sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
Congratulations to Durham Choral Society who have been short-listed for a Voluntary Arts EPIC award for their concert in May 2014 2014 featuring choral works by local composers that celebrate the North East’s rich mining and Christian heritage. The concert included the world premiere of Will Lang’s ‘Canny at Neet, Bonny at Morn’ commissioned by the Choral Society and Will Todd’s Gala and Gloria.
READ (Research in English at Durham) have sent details of the following conference: Music and Literature: Critical Polyphonies Submissions are open for this one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, which seeks to explore the myriad ways in which literature and music interact to construct meaning. The conference will run on 2nd July, at Durham Castle; keynote speaker will be Dr Ian Biddle.
Thank you to Ushaw College for sending me this release about their new string quartet. As part of the programme of diverse concerts and events at Durham’s newest cultural venue – Ushaw, we are delighted that Edward Cross the well-known, enterprising and much admired violinist from Newcastle has created a new chamber ensemble to play at Ushaw.
Durham University Choral Society is looking for an experienced choral conductor to lead the choir from October 2015. More details here:
The children’s choir at St Oswald’s is recruiting. It offers children up to the age of 12 an opportunity to learn singing and music theory through the structured RSCM programme, and to be part of a thriving musical tradition. No experience is required, and it’s completely free.
Ushaw College is looking for volunteers to help with front of house and publicity for an exciting new series of classical, folk and jazz concerts.