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ETO: Dido & Aeneas triple bill

English Touring Opera
Mon 22 Oct , 7:30 pm

A shadowy world of tragedy and sensuality in ETO's unique triple bill of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas alongside new dramatisations of music by Carissimi and Gesualdo.

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ETO: Handel – Radamisto

English Touring Opera
Tue 23 Oct , 7:30 pm

Faithfulness and depravity collide in Handel's opera 'Radamisto', performed by ETO in a new production inspired by the art of ancient Armenia.

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Café Mozart: The other Shakespeares

Café Mozart
Wed 24 Oct , 7:30 pm

Durham alumnus Derek McCulloch and his period ensemble Café Mozart perform Haydn and settings of poems by Goethe

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Extract from Bosch Garden of Earthly Delights

The Choral Pilgrimage: Sacred and Profane

The Sixteen
Fri 26 Oct , 7:30 pm

The 2018 Choral Pilgrimage, conducted by Harry Christophers, explores how Benjamin Britten and William Cornysh mixed the sacred and secular.

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Jazz at Ushaw: Riviera Quartet

Riviera Quartet
Fri 26 Oct , 7:30 pm

The Newcastle based Riviera Quartet aim to capture the essence of early 1960s Dizzy Gillespie/Lalo Schifrin on the French Riviera.

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DCCA: Memorial

Durham Cathedral Consort of Singers
Sun 4 Nov , 5:30 pm

For remembrance, Durham Consort of Singers and Coquetdale Chamber Choir perform John Casken's Memorial and Howells's Requiem.

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Cantatas on the Coming Judgement

The Bishop’s Consort
Sun 11 Nov , 7:30 pm

The Bishop's consort, directed by David Stancliffe perform cantatas by J.S. Bach, chosen to reflect this time of remembrance.

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Musicon: Quatuor Bozzini

Quatuor Bozzini
Tue 20 Nov , 7:30 pm

Canadian string quartet Quatuor Bozzini perform contemporary chamber music at Musicon, including the world premiere of a new work by Durham's James Weeks.

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Durham Cathedral Choir: Messiah

Durham Cathedral Choir
Sat 15 Dec , 7:30 pm

For this year's Christmas concert, Durham Cathedral Choir and the Avison Ensemble perform Handel's Messiah.

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Durham Choral Society: Festive Music

Durham Choral Society
Sat 15 Dec , 7:30 pm

Durham Choral Society's traditional Christmas concert. Details to be announced

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Opera dei Lumi: Messiah

Opera dei Lumi
Sun 16 Dec , 3:00 pm

Opera dei Lumi shine a new light on one of the best-loved works in the choral repertoire, performing Handel's Messiah in the composer's 1750 version.

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Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Durham Singers
Sat 5 Jan 2019 , 7:00 pm

The Durham Singers with the Durham Singers Ensemble on period instruments perform Bach's dazzling musical account of the Christmas story.

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Durham Choral Society: Messiah

Durham Choral Society
Sat 26 Jan 2019 , 7:30 pm

The 2019 Durham Vocal Festival opens with Handel's Messiah performed by Durham Choral Society and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Spem in Alium

Durham Singers
Sat 6 Apr 2019 , 7:30 pm

Tallis's 40-part masterpiece Spem in Alium, Howells's deeply moving Requiem, with shorter works by Tallis and Vaughan Williams.

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Rossini: Petite Messe Solonelle

Durham Choral Society
Sat 18 May 2019 , 7:30 pm

Durham Choral Society perform Rossini's delightful Petite Messe Solonelle, a piece the composer called one of his "sins of old age".

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