Music in Durham


My reviews of concerts in Durham. Full reviews on this page are written exclusively for this site. I generally buy my own tickets for concerts, especially when they are student or local amateur groups.

Tell me the truth about love

Some of the many truths about love, told in a cleverly constructed programme that mixed art song, opera and folk songs with poetry and acting, performed by The Miranda Wright Singers and accompanied by Julia Kennard.

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Sweeter than Roses

My idea of a perfect summer afternoon: sitting in a cool church listening to Baroque chamber music. Review of a concert by Charlotte La Thrope, Deborah Thorne and John Green.

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Durham BRASS

Durham has been invaded by brass bands and we love it. I went to a concert by Onyx Brass and caught some of the colourful outdoor Streets of Brass performances.

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DUCC: The New World

Durham University Chamber Choir travel the length of the Americas drawing on the rich history and traditions of the whole continent to present a programme that was thrilling and challenging.

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DCYC’s celebratory Messiah

Past and present members of Durham County Youth Choir gave a magnificent performance of Handel’s Messiah in Durham Cathedral to celebrate their 50th anniversary in an evening that showed what a vital role the choir plays in music education in the North East. Read my review here:

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