Student musicians to give festive performances in Durham



Durham’s STUDENT performers put on a diverse program of music, drama and Christmas cheer at venues across the city.

The season started with Carol’s annual service from Cathedral to Durham Cathedral, but visitors to the Durham Christmas Festival will get a flavor at a ‘Carol-a-thon’ on Sunday between 10am and 5pm. .

He will raise funds for the Durham Music Trust, which helps fund the music education of local children.

University‘s Capella group Northern Lights is also raising money for charity with the release of a Christmas single.

They recorded the single “Never Alone” with the aim of raising £ 1,000 for the Durham branch of Age UK.

The single will be available on Spotify and can be downloaded from tomorrow (December 3).

The Durham University Choral Society will perform under new conductor John Forsyth at Elvet Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 8, and the University’s Brass Band and Concert Band will team up for a concert at the same location on Friday, December 10. .

The Assembly Rooms Theater hosts performances from the Durham Student Theater throughout the year and this Christmas will be the scene of a brand new comedy, based on the popular BBC series ‘Miranda’. Ooook! Productions has secured permission from actress and writer Miranda Hart and the BBC to produce the show, which will run from December 9-11.

Katya Davisson, President of the Durham University Choral Society (DUCS), summed up the feelings of the student performers: “We are all delighted to be performing again, especially since we were unable to do anything last Christmas. We really want to share what we’re doing, with as many people as possible and to enjoy Christmas as much as we can. ”

Highlights of the Christmas entertainment program include:

Wednesday December 1: Durham Dynamics Winter Concert, St Oswald’s Church

Wednesday December 1: ‘Christmas on the Hill’, Hill Orchestra, Elvet Methodist Church

Thursday 2 December: ‘Now the crimson petal sleeps’, Durham University Chamber Choir, St Oswald’s Church

Friday December 3: Durham University Classical Ensemble, Elvet Methodist Church

From Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 December: ‘Edges’, Assembly Rooms Theater

From Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 December: ‘Synthesize’, Assembly Rooms Theater

Saturday 4 December: ‘Reverie’, Durham University Palatinate Orchestra, St Oswald’s Church

Saturday 4 December: Choral Society Carols, Hôtel Indigo

Sunday December 5: Comedy Lock In, Assembly Rooms Theater

Wednesday December 8: Carol concert of the Durham University Choral Society, Elvet Methodist Church

From Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 December: ‘Bull‘, Mark Hillery Center for the Arts, Collingwood College

Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 December: ‘Miranda’, Assembly Halls Theater

Friday December 10: Durham University Concert Band & Brass Band Christmas Concert, Elvet Methodist Church

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