Music in Durham

Durham Vocal Festival

The first Durham Vocal Festival starts at the end of January with a week of choral music of all shapes and sizes, from the exquisite close harmony of the King’s Singers to a large scale project from Durham Choral Society, and a chance to hear the recently crowned BBC Choir of the Year, North East Voices of Hope.

Durham Choral Society: Heaven and earth

Durham Choral Society and Northern Spirit Singers, with soloists Andrew Slater and Rowan Pierce perform Fauré’s heavenly Requiem and Walton’s very earthy Belshazzar’s Feast.

Star of wonder: Northern Spirit Singers

It’s not often that you hear Slade and Bruckner in the same concert: Northern Spirit Singers brightened up a gloomy, stormy night with magical Christmas sparkles.

Northern Spirit Singers: Cantus Mundi

A review of Northern Spirit Singers’ new digital album, Cantus Mundi, a round-the-world tour that takes in Europe, Russia, the Americas, India and Durham showcasing the choir’s talent for both the exciting and the sublime.

Summer music in Durham

My round up of Durham’s summer concerts; end of year concerts by student ensembles, and concerts by local groups. From huge orchestral fireworks, to intimate chamber music and beautiful choral works, there’s plenty to choose from.

Northern Spirit on Radio 3

Award winning Durham choir Northern Spirit Singers will be appearing on Radio 3’s The Choir tomorrow at 4pm, singing at the Free Thinking festival at Sage Gateshead, along with the Quay Lasses, the North East Youth Chorale and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain’s chamber choir. I’ve never heard them before because I keep […]