One of the most joyous moments in English church music is the opening of the Collegium Regale ‘Gloria’,
‘The House of the Mind’ by Howells radiates a calm joy that’s just as necessary as the bounciness.
Durham University Choral Society with soloist Phil Normand sing Vaughan Williams and Stanford and rise to the challenge of Parry’s ‘Songs of farewell’.
A moving performance of Britten’s “Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac” by Philippe Durrant, Lewis Cullen and Francesca Massey.
Ben Rowarth and Renaissance returned to Durham last night with an emotionally intense reflection on war and grief that set Alsonso Lobo’s glorious Lamentations against harrowing British and French music.