Exciting news from Durham Opera Ensemble for early music fans. In collaboration with David Stancliffe and a professional period instrument orchestra, they’ll be performing Monteverdi’s L‘Orfeo on 28 June – I’m not sure of the venue yet, but put it in your diary and watch this space.
My thoughts on historically informed performance: what gets me excited about it, and what I think is, and isn’t, important when I listen to baroque music.
A review of Durham University Chamber Choir’s exciting performance of Bach’s St John Passion, conducted by Hugo Hymas, with guest soloists Benedict Hymas and Roderick Williams.
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 […]
Naturally, this is a very biased preview, as not only am I singing in this, I’m also running the publicity and ticket sales campaign. But I’m also, honestly, extremely excited about the Durham Singers St Matthew Passion this weekend, and I believe everything that I’ve written for our official communications. I’ve been in paid jobs where […]