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Messiaen – La Nativité du Seigneur

Daniel Cook
Wed 22 Jan , 7:30 pm

Durham Cathedral's annual performance of Messiaen's arresting cycle of organ pieces describing the birth of Christ,

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This Joyous Night

Durham Choral Society
Sat 25 Jan , 7:30 pm

Durham Choral Society and Sir Thomas Allen perform Fauré's much-loved Requiem, and 'This Joyous Night' by Alan Woods.

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Monteverdi 1610 Vespers

Durham Cathedral Choir
Sun 2 Feb , 7:00 pm

Monteverdi's glorious 1610 Vespers performed on the Feast of Candelmas bring the Christmas season to a glittering close.

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Gesualdo | Cruel Ecstasy

EXAUDI
Tue 4 Feb , 7:30 pm

Virtuoso vocal group EXAUDI perform Gesauldo's astonishing madrigals alongside two brand new works.

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Clare Teal and Trio

Clare Teal and Trio
Fri 14 Feb , 7:30 pm

Award-winning jazz singer Clare Teal and her trio perform songs from the Great American and British Song Books.

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New Sounds | Nordic Spaces

Alpaca Ensemble
Wed 19 Feb , 7:30 pm

Contemporary music specialists Alpaca Ensemble perform works by Karin Rehnqvist, Eric Skytterholm Egan and Kristin Bolstad.

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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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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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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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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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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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ROH live: Elektra

Royal Opera House live relay
Thu 18 Jun , 7:45 pm

Nina Stemme and Karita Mattila star in Richard Strauss's shocking and uncompromising operatic adaptation of a Greek tragedy.

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The voice of the beloved

Durham Singers
Sat 4 Jul , 7:30 pm

The Durham Singers summer concert and reception, with music on the theme of love and gardens.

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Brahms: A German Requiem

Durham Singers
Sat 31 Oct , 7:30 pm

Durham Singers and Chor Semiseria from Tübingen in a special joint performance of Brahms's German Requiem.

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