Durham Vocal Festival - Community Choirs Concert
The Singing Elf's Unity Choir are honoured to be taking part in the ‘Celebration of Community Choirs’ Concert as part of Durham Vocal Festival, at Durham Cathedral on Friday 1st February. 6 choirs from across the County will come together to celebrate community singing at this historic World Heritage Site.
The choirs taking part are:
Sing for Life, Spennymoor
Esh Winning Gospel Choir
Neville's Cross Choir, Durham
Unity Choir, The Singing Elf
Weardale Community Choir,
No Added Sugar, Staindrop
Tickets: Adult £10 | Concession £7 | Child £5
Gala Theatre Box Office : 03000 266 600
ABOUT THE CONCERT
The concert features 6 choirs from across the North East; varying in size, musical ability & style. Each choir will perform 8 minutes of music, promising a diverse night, ending with 3 mass pieces sung by over 400 voices. On it’s 2nd appearance at Durham Vocal Festival, the choir concert aims to highlight the benefits of making music with friends in your local community.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 3rd Annual Durham Vocal Festival will feature thousands of performers and world-famous artists. The festival celebrates the heritage, education, spirituality and variety of repertoire of vocal music. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Durham Choral Society open with Handel’s Messiah, it features the world famous VOCES8, inaugural Office Choir of the Year, Acapella with Northern Lights, concluding with the North East Festival of Youth Choirs.
This year there are two world premieres; Dunelm Lux Aeterna (Durham) Light Eternal, written by 5 local schools which will be performed by over 150 pupils and VOCES8. And Life of St. Cuthbert, which will be part of a pilgrimage from Lindisfarne through schools in Northumberland and Durham, culminating in the premiere at the Cathedral.
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ABOUT THE ORGANISERS
The concert’s Musical Director is Duncan Brown; a local musician, composer and choral director. The festival is organised by Durham Music Trust who are the charitable arm of Durham Music Service. The Trust creates exciting events which give young people the chance to display their musical talents in the wider community. Durham Music Service is one of the country’s biggest Music Hubs, providing high quality, inclusive musical opportunities for 18,000 pupils per week from over 300 schools in County Durham & Darlington.
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