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Durham University Chamber Choir present 'Longings & Lamentations' on Saturday 29th Febru

Durham University Chamber Choir presents ‘Longings and Lamentations’ - a concert which will take place in Durham Cathedral’s beautiful Chapter House. Over the course of the evening we hope to take you from the twelfth century to the present day, with music which yearns, tinged in the light of love or pain, and sometimes both. We showcase music from Pérotin and Hildegard Von Bingen to contemporary composers such as Thomas Adès, and Pawel Lukaszewski. Our crowning piece of the evening is James MacMillan’s O Virgo prudentissima - an appeal to the Virgin Mary to guard us and dispel gloom from our minds, the same way a star of the sea navigates a boat through turbulent waters, and uncovers its sa

Masterclass with David de Winter and Tom Williams of EXAUDI

Last week we were incredibly lucky to have a Masterclass with two members of EXAUDI, Tom and David, after having watched them perform at the Cathedral the evening before. They worked with our four consort groups on two madrigals by Gesualdo and two by Monteverdi, which will be performed at our concert 'Longings and Lamentations' on 29th February. "Not only did David and Tom greatly help and inspire the consorts on developing the music itself, but they were also particularly helpful in bringing each group together as one unity, rather than 5 individual singers! It was an amazing opportunity to work with such amazing and renowned singers and the masterclass allowed us all to improve the qualit

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