Music in Durham

DUCC Haydn ‘Nelson’ & Britten St Nicolas

Durham University Choral Society make a big impact in Clare Lawrence-Wills’s first concert as conductor, bounding joyfully through Haydn’s Nelson Mass and giving an absolutely gripping performance of Britten’s cantata ‘St Nicolas’.

Renaissance: Lamenta

The rich spread of sixteenth century choral music in miniature, in a short concert given by five singers from Renaissance: Camilla Harris, Jessica Gillingwater, Hugo Hymas, David Le Prevost and Ben Rowarth.

The Bishop’s Consort: Acis and Galatea

A delightful performance of Handel’s “Acis and Galatea”, performed by the Bishop’s Consort with Hugo Hymas and Charlotte La Thrope in the title roles.

Mad weekend of music

It seems that all the musicians in Durham are coming out to play this weekend – I have five concerts listed on here, ranging from solo organ to full symphony orchestra, and performers from amateur to international super-star.

DOE: The Magic Flute

Durham Opera Ensemble put on a touching, witty and thoroughly entertaining performance of Mozart’s final opera, “The Magic Flute”.

Bach Christmas Oratorio – Durham Castle

I have to confess that before this evening, I had never sat down and listened properly to Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. I usually stick it on the stereo at some point over Christmas, usually on Christmas morning while I’m cooking, so it’s always been there in the background, so the sound of the notes is very […]