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Opera by the Lake with Sir Thomas Allen

Sir Thomas Allen
Sat 22 Feb , 6:30 pm

An evening of operatic favourites with Sir Thomas Allen, alumni soloists and orchestra and chorus of musicians from Van Mildert College and the North East.

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Dunelm Players – Love and Death

Dunelm Consort & Players
Sun 23 Feb , 8:00 pm

An exploration of early musical emotion by Durham University's early music ensemble The Dunelm Players, including works by Telemann, Handel and Vivaldi.

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Eugene Onegin

Durham Opera Ensemble
Thu 27 Feb - Sat 29 Feb

Tchaikovsky's opera of scenes from Pushkin's poem 'Eugene Onegin', an idle young man whose emotional emptiness leaves a trail of destruction.

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Gareth Green piano masterclass

Gareth Green
Sat 29 Feb , 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

A day-long masterclass with composer, pianist, conductor, teacher and ABRSM examiner Gareth Green, organised by Durham Young Musicians

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Longings and Lamentations

Durham University Chamber Choir
Sat 29 Feb , 7:30 pm

Music tinged with love and pain, from the 12th century to the present day, including James Macmillan's stunning O Virgo prudentissima.

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Opera North: Arya

Opera North
Thu 5 Mar , 7:30 pm

The Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North in concert of popular opera excerpts paired with a stunning new concerto for sitar and orchestra.

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Dunelm Consort: Brothers in Arms

Dunelm Consort & Players
Fri 6 Mar , 7:00 pm

The greatest masters of the Italian madrigal, Claudio Monteverdi and Carlo Gesualdo, sung by the Dunelm Consort in the cathedral Chapter House.

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Elijah

Durham University Choral Society
Thu 12 Mar , 7:30 pm

Felix Mendelssohn's dramatic oratorio of scenes from the life of Elijah, performed in a collaboration between two of Durham's finest student ensembles.

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DUPO ‘The Romantic’

Durham University Palatinate Orchestra
Sat 14 Mar , 7:30 pm

DUPO Symphony orchestra play Bruckner's Symphony No.4 'The Romantic' and Wagner's overture to 'Tristan und Isolde'

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ROH live: Fidelio

Royal Opera House live relay
Tue 17 Mar , 7:15 pm

One of the superstars of opera, German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, takes the title role in Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio,

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DUPO chamber orchestra

Durham University Palatinate Orchestra
Fri 20 Mar , 8:00 pm

DUPO Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sonia Bae perform Janáček, Milhaud and de Falla.

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Crown of Glory

Durham Singers
Sat 28 Mar , 7:30 pm

Two jewels in the crown of Renaissance polyphony: Mundy's Vox Patris Caelestis and Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli.

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Orchestra North East – Russian Gala

Orchestra North East
Sun 29 Mar , 3:00 pm

Passion and tragedy as Orchestra North East perform three classics of 20th century Russian orchestral music.

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St John Passion

Durham Cathedral Choir
Sun 5 Apr , 7:00 pm

A Passion on Passion Sunday: J.S. Bach's dramatic musical account of the trial and death of Christ, performed with period instruments.

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ROH live – Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Royal Opera House live relay
Tue 21 Apr , 7:00 pm

One of opera's favourite twin double acts: Mascagni’s 'Cavalleria rusticana' and  Leoncavallo’s 'Pagliacci;.

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Nicola Mills ‘A Spoonful of Julie’

Nicola Mills
Sat 25 Apr , 7:30 pm

A meander through Julie Andrews' films and stage shows, including The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Camelot and My Fair Lady with soprano Nicola Mills.

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The Brodsky Quartet at Musicon

The Brodsky Quartet
Mon 4 May , 7:30 pm

The Brodsky Quartet end Musicon's 50th season with Schubert, Webern and Zemlinsky.

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ETO Così fan tutte

English Touring Opera
Mon 11 May , 7:30 pm

Mozart's riotous comedy of partner-swapping, disguises and true love all played out to glorious music. 

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ETO St John Passion

English Touring Opera
Tue 12 May , 7:30 pm

A distinctive and new semi-staged production of one of J.S. Bach's most dramatic works, the St John Passion.

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Haydn and Schubert Masses

Durham Choral Society
Sat 16 May , 7:30 pm

Durham Choral Society perform Haydn's Nelson Mass and Schubert's Mass in G.

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Ushaw Organ Weekend

The Organ Club
Fri 22 May - Mon 25 May

Four days of organ tuition and recitals in a friendly, supportive environment, and the opportunity to play on organs in Durham, Newcastle and Hexham.

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