Music in Durham

Renaissance: Media Vita

Ben Rowarth and Renaissance

The young vocal ensemble Renaissance, directed by Ben Rowarth, captivated the audience in St Cuthbert’s chapel at Ushaw College with a programme built around John Sheppard’s stunning motet “Media Vita”.

Ushaw College: open for music

Ushaw College is opening its doors to the world, and I’m involved in planning a series of concerts in the amazing spaces that the college offers. There’ll be jazz, folk and classical concerts, in the gothic magnificence of St Cuthbert’s chapel, in the theatre and in the informal, relaxed setting of the former reading room. I’m very excited about the possibilities the college buildings offer for music and about the concerts we’ve got lined up.