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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18 May
Robin Shakespeare
Ushaw Historic House and Chapels

Herbert Howells's ravishing Six Short Pieces, chorale preludes by J.S. Bach and works by Elizabeth Hill, Henry Purcell, William Matthias and Sigfrid Karg-Elert.

18 May
Durham Choral Society
Durham Cathedral

Durham Choral Society and Orchestra perform music to evoke night-time by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Ola Gjeilo

25 May
Phoenix Consort
St Chad's College Chapel

Choral music from renaissance polyphony to the present day, performed by Durham's award-winning Phoenix Consort.

31 May
Durham University Ensembles
Durham Cathedral

Music from some of the world's best-loved stories performed by Durham University's choirs, orchestras, bands, opera and musical theatre in their annual showcase.

06 June
Durham University Palatinate Orchestra
Gala Theatre

DUPO Symphony and Chamber orchestras play music inspired by paintings, including Modest Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition' and Cecilia McDowell's Rain, Steam and Speed.

09 June
Durham Cathedral Scholars
Durham Cathedral

Durham's Cathedral Scholars perform an eclectic programme of vocal and instrumental music that goes beyond their regular sacred repertoire.

11 June
Royal Opera House (cinema)
Odeon Luxe Cinema

Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging in Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love, broadcast live from the Royal Opera House

14 June
Durham University Choral Society , Durham University Orchestral Society
Durham Cathedral

A joint concert by Durham University choral and orchestral societies with music by Shostakovich and Britten and Beethoven's revolutionary 9th symphony.

15 June
Durham University Orchestral Society
Durham Town Hall

Durham University Orchestral Society chamber orchestra continue DUOS's focus on Beethoven's symphonies.

22 June
Scott Brothers Duo
Ushaw Historic House and Chapels

Organist Jonathan Scott and his pianist brother Tom return to Ushaw for a summer afternoon concert giving their unique take on well-known classics.

29 June
Durham Singers
St Brandon’s Church

Music by Gabriel Fauré, including his much-loved Requiem and choral and organ music by other composers associated with him.

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