Music in Durham

Capella Novocastriensis: flowers of summer and death

Capella Novocastriensis began their musical celebration of English summer with a lively performance of one of the oldest and, perhaps, the most optimistic, pieces of English music, the round ‘Summer is icumen in’. Part songs by Elgar and Finzi then made up most of the first half, the music scented heavily with flowers and dappled […]

Northern Consort begin with a farewell

The eight singers of Northern Consort make an accomplished debut singing Lenten music by Tallis and Parry at Ushaw College, adding a welcome new voice at the small end of the Durham choral world.