Music in Durham

Durham Cathedral choir at Ushaw

Durham Cathedral choir give their first ever concert at Ushaw with a superbly constructed programme that threaded together the Anglican and Catholic choral traditions.

Venetian Brass

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornets and Durham Cathedral Choir bring the glorious sounds of early Venetian brass music to Durham Cathedral.

Interview: meet Daniel Cook, Durham’s new organist

Daniel Cook outside Durham Cathedral

Daniel Cook takes up the post of Organist and Master of the Choristers at Durham Cathedral in the Autumn. The cathedral’s central role in in our musical world and in our wider community means that this is undoubtedly one of the most important musical jobs in the North East. In this interview for Music in Durham, Daniel talks about coming home to his dream job, the important and inspiring task of training young choristers and the musicians that inspire him.

Organ recital – Francesca Massey

Durham Cathedral’s summer organ recital series ends with Francesca Massey demonstrating a skillful blend of colour in a joyful programme of music by Wagner, Bach, Franck, Weir and Reger.

CD review: Francesca Massey – Bravura!

A guest review by Julian Wright of Francesca Massey’s new CD Bravura!, a recital of 20th century European organ music, recorded at Durham Cathedral, where she is sub-organist.

Saint Cuthbert Oratorio

It’s been hard to miss the presence of the Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham this summer, and naturally there have been plenty of events celebrating the book’s temporary return home.The beautiful gospels book was created to honour St Cuthbert, and the exhibition in Durham has placed the gospels in the context of Cuthbert’s life and legacy, […]