Music in Durham

Coming soon: Monteverdi L’Orfeo

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.

Thoughts on baroque performance

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.

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 […]

St Matthew Passion

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 […]