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.

Abraham and Isaac

A moving performance of Britten’s “Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac” by Philippe Durrant, Lewis Cullen and Francesca Massey.

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Esfahani’s Goldberg Story

Harpischord superstar Mahan Esfahani comes to the Durham Musicon series, playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations and exploiting the full emotional and tonal power of a beautifully restored harpsichord.

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Chor Semiseria in the chapter house

Chor Semiseria visit Durham

Chor Semiseria, from Durham’s German twin city Tübingen have been visiting this week, meeting local choirs and singing in Durham Cathedral with Cobweb Orchestra and Durham County Youth Orchestra. I met them when they came to a joint rehearsal with Durham Singers, and then heard them in action singing Mozart’s Requiem.

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