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Durham Cathedral

Nave of Durham Cathedral
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Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EL United Kingdom
0191 386 4266

Durham Cathedral needs little introduction, but if you’re planning on attending a concert, there are a few useful things to know.

  • Most concerts take place in the main cathedral building. Chamber music and smaller choral events also happen in Chapter House or Prior’s Hall: see individual event listings for details. You can get to The Chapter House and Priors Hall either through the cathedral, or by going via The College.
  • Seating is generally unreserved: for popular concerts in the main building, prepare to arrive about 30 minutes before the start time if you want a good choice.
  • There is no parking near the cathedral, unless by special arrangement. Street parking in Durham is free after 6pm – Church Street or Quarryheads Lane are good places to try.
  • Organ specification (NPOR website)

Upcoming Events

December 2019

Sat 14 Dec , 7:30 pm
Durham Cathedral Christmas Concert

Durham Cathedral Choir’s traditional Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Big Band.

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January 2020

Wed 22 Jan 2020 , 7:30 pm
Messiaen – La Nativité du Seigneur

Durham Cathedral’s annual performance of Messiaen’s arresting cycle of organ pieces describing the birth of Christ,

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Sat 25 Jan 2020 , 7:30 pm
Fauré Requiem with Sir Thomas Allen

Durham Choral Society and Sir Thomas Allen perform Fauré’s much-loved Requiem, and ‘This Joyous Night’ by Alan Woods.

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February 2020

Sun 2 Feb 2020 , 7:00 pm
Monteverdi 1610 Vespers

Monteverdi’s glorious 1610 Vespers performed on the Feast of Candelmas bring the Christmas season to a glittering close.

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Tue 4 Feb 2020 , 7:30 pm
Gesualdo | Cruel Ecstasy

Virtuoso vocal group EXAUDI perform Gesauldo’s astonishing madrigals alongside two brand new works.

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April 2020

Sun 5 Apr 2020 , 7:00 pm
St John Passion

A Passion on Passion Sunday: J.S. Bach’s dramatic musical account of the trial and death of Christ, performed with period instruments.

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May 2020

Sat 16 May 2020 , 7:30 pm
Haydn and Schubert Masses

Durham Choral Society perform Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Schubert’s Mass in G.

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October 2020

Sat 31 Oct 2020 , 7:30 pm
Brahms: A German Requiem

Durham Singers and Chor Semiseria from Tübingen in a special joint performance of Brahms’s German Requiem.

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