Music in Durham

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Browse or search all classical music concerts in Durham and the surrounding villages.  To submit a  concert for inclusion, please click here.

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29 February - 02 March
Durham Opera Ensemble
The Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms

Set on a ship in Portsmouth Harbour, Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta uses the age-old tale of forbidden love to lampoon the notion of social class.

01 March
Vox Populi
St Brandon’s Church

Vocal consort Vox Populi perform music by Cecilia McDowell, William Byrd, Francis Poulenc and Oliver Tarney.

04 March
Durham University Chamber Choir
Durham Cathedral

Contemporary British and Baltic choral music performed by Durham University Chamber Choir, including 'Song of Songs by John Barber.

05 March
Durham University Classical Ensemble
University College

Durham University Classical Ensemble perform music by Fanny Hensel, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Ludwig van Beethoven, with trumpet soloist Tom Parker.

06 March
Durham University Ensembles
St Mary's College, Durham

The Durham University Keyboard and Chamber Music societies bring Ailsa Dixon's music home to where she studied 70 years ago.

08 March
Durham University Palatinate Orchestra
Durham Cathedral

DUPO Symphony Orchestra play Sergei Rachmaninov's second symphony and works by Leonard Bernstein and Missy Mazzoli

10 March
The Bishop’s Consort
St Oswald’s Church

The Bishop's Consort and Singers perform J.S. Bach's deeply moving masterpiece, the St Matthew Passion, on period instruments and directed by David Stancliffe.

11 March
Durham University Palatinate Orchestra
Elvet Methodist Church

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Doreen Carwithen and Alexander Glazunov played by DUPO Chamber Orchestra and saxophone soloist Charlotte Gee

12 March
Durham University Orchestral Society
St Oswald’s Church

Durham University Orchestral Society chamber orchestra presents a programme celebrating Welsh history and its musical traditions.

13 March
Durham University Orchestral Society
Durham Cathedral

Gustav Mahler's first symphony, aptly nicknamed 'Titan' follows a journey through ‘Days of Youth’ to a confrontation with death and heaven.

25 March
English Touring Opera
Gala Theatre

Giacomo Puccini's devastating depiction of a woman wrestling with her desire for love on her own terms but who is ultimately doomed by her own greed.

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