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Durham Vocal Festival

January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - February 2, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

Durham Vocal Festival

Durham Vocal Festival 2020 promises to be a thrilling celebration of vocal music. Various locations in and around Durham.

Festival events

Joyous Night – Durham Choral Society and Sir Thomas Allen perform Fauré’s Requiem and Alan Woods’ This Joyous Night in Durham Cathedral. 25 January 2020

Northern Lights A Cappella Evening – Gala Theatre, Durham. 27 January 2020

Big Sign and Sing – World premiere performance of the North East sign and sing choir based in 5 North East special schools. Stanley, 28 January 2020

The Moon Hares – The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment brings four singers, twenty musicians and a whole lot of energy to this theatrical performance of Hazel Gould’s The Moon Hares. Consett Empire, 29 & 30 January 2020

The Apple Tree –  A special early years music live broadcast live from Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) will perform The Apple Tree, featuring soprano Kirsty Hopkins. Ushaw, 30 January 2020

North East Primary Choir of the Year – 16 primary school choirs nominated by North East Music education hubs compete for the coveted award. Durham Cathedral, 31 January 2020

North East Key stage 3 & 4 Choir of the Year – 16 choirs nominated by Music Education Hubs from across the north east compete for this coveted prize. Durham Cathedral, 31 January 2020

North East Office Choir of the Year – Office choirs from the North East compete to be crowned Choir of the Year. Durham Cathedral, 31 January 2020

National Youth Choir of Great Britain Taster Weekend – Talented young singers from across the North East join National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) for a weekend of intensive singing workshops. Ushaw, 1-2 February 2020

North East Festival of Youth Choirs 2020 – Durham Vocal Festival celebrates the finest youth choirs in North East England, from primary to university level. Durham Cathedral, 1 February 2020

Monteverdi Vespers – Durham Cathedral Choir and renowned period orchestra The Avison Ensemble join forces to present Monteverdi’s much loved masterpiece. Durham Cathedral, 2 February 2020


January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
February 2, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
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Durham, United Kingdom


Durham Music Service