Durham Choral Society is a mixed voice choir with
around 150 members. We
sing two major concerts a year in the prestigious setting of Durham
Cathedral. Our concerts have full orchestral accompaniment, and
professional soloists are brought in as required.
In addition, we combine with a top-class local brass
band in December to present a An Evening of Festive Music. This usually takes place in Elvet Methodist
The repertoire of the Society is varied, including traditional choral
music such as Bach's B Minor Mass and Mozart's Requiem and works by more
modern composers such as Peter Maxwell Davis. We have also performed
specially commissioned works by new composers such as Durham born Will
Todd. We're not afraid of a challenge, as shown by our recent
performance of Vaughan William's Sea Symphony and tackling Beethoven's
Other activities include festive music, such as carol singing in local
Nursing Homes and Hospitals.
National Sing Day takes place in July, and each year a section of the
Choir travels to sing in the Royal Albert Hall as part of the The Really
We welcome new voices to the choir each year - see 'Join the
Society' for more information. There is no audition - so come along and
try us out! OR, you might like to come along to Durham Cathedral for one
of our forthcoming concerts. Click
HERE for more details.