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Emma Fisk and Paul Edis Duo

Emma Fisk (violin) and Paul Edis (piano) present a programme of classical, jazz and tango music from the years 1880-1950, taking their audience on a musical journey through this tumultuous but immensely creative period in musical history. 

From Dvorak's romantic violin in 1880s Prague to the instantly recognisable tango, La Cumparsita in 1916 Uraguay; to Princeton University in the 1940s where Einstein performed music written for him by Martinu and London during the Blitz where Stephane Grappelli spent his war years ; this musical evening will give you a fascinating tour of people, places and music!

"...a musical tour (de force) across continents, centuries, and genres..."

22nd June, 7.30pm

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Ushaw Piano Quintet

Elgar in the Theatre. The Ushaw Quartet returns to Ushaw with pianist Malcolm Moffat to play Elgar's hauntingly beautiful Piano Quintet.

This is the first time the Elgar work has featured on Ushaw's Concert programme and the first time the restored Broadwood Grand Piano has been played as part of a chamber ensemble. Ed Cross the gifted Newcastle violinist will lead the group which will include  Hannah Tattersfield violin Laura Newton viola and Nick Byrne cello. 

The glorious Victorian Theatre offers a beautiful setting, comfortable seating and great acoustics for chamber music. After last weeks huge success with 4000 people attending the the 450 Flower Festival - Ushaw welcomes visitors and concert goers to enjoy  great music in its glorious setting.

23rd June, 2.30pm

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Quintessential Voices

Five glorious voices coming together to offer intimate and exquisite vocal music in the rich acoustic of St Cuthbert's Chapel. A wonderful mix of music across the genres - something for everybody.

23rd June, 7pm

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St Bede's Peterlee & St Wilfrid's South Shields

Students from St Bede's, Peterlee and St Wilfrids, South Shields perform a joint concert in St Cuthbert's Chapel. Items will be performed by choirs, wind band, orchestra as well as a number of solo items.

26th June, 6pm

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Organ Recital: Roger Fisher

Distinguished concert organist Roger Fisher, formerly at Chester Cathedral, includes the Guilmant Sonata in D minor in his programme and music by Bach.

30th June, 2.30pm

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Village Voices

Village Voices from Witton le Wear is a recently formed choir led by renowned soprano Philippa Dearsley. They sing a rich and varied programme of choral music with something for everyone. 

7th July, 1.30pm

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Cobweb Chamber Orchestra

The multi-award winning Cobweb Chamber Orchestra performs in St Cuthbert's Chapel, programme to include Beethoven overture "Prometheus" Saint-Saens cello concerto, Mendelsshon "Italian" symphony and Dvorak-Furiant from Czech Suite.

7th July, 7.30pm

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Rectory Chorale

The concert will include works by Tallis, Purcell, Parry, Richard Lloyd and Grayston Ives. Under 16s go free.

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Young Cathedral Singers Summer Showcase

Durham Cathedral Young Singers’ Summer Showcase will be a celebration of all the different kinds of music they have learned throughout the year. Covering classical music by composers such as Michael Tippett and Karl Jenkins, brand new songs from Blockbusters such as The Greatest Showman, favourite songs from musicals, and everything in between! The concert will feature children in the younger singing group, Minstrels, as well as the older Training and Chamber choirs. 

15th July, 6pm

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Organ Recital: Francesca Massey

Continuing our programme of fantastic organ recitals, the exceptionally talented Francesca Massey comes to perform at Ushaw. Programme to include music by Demessieux, Flor Peters, Wagner arr, Lemare and Paul Creston.

21st July, 2.30pm

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Vespers with Cappella Nova

Cappella Nova will support the service of Vespers with psalms, canticles, hymns and anthems from across the centuries.

28th July, 4.30pm

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Piano Recital: Alex Chisholm Loxley

Alex Chisholm Loxley gives his second recital on the 1908 restored Broadwood Grand Piano with a programme including Chopin and Mozart.

4th August, 2.30pm

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Organ Recital: Matthew Atherton

The 6th of this year's outstanding organ recitals, performed by talented organist and music teacher Matthew Atherton. Programme to include Mozart, Bach and Vierne.

18th August, 2.30pm

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Opera dei Lumi - Esther

Steadily establishing a reputation as specialists in music from the Enlightenment era, Opera dei Lumi return to Ushaw with a rare performance of the very first English oratorio: Handel's masterpiece Esther. This sacred drama follows the biblical narrative in which the King of Persia decides the fate of the Jewish people through the extension of his golden sceptre. Using the earliest performable version from 1720, Opera dei Lumi explore Handel's skillful synthesis of English pastoral and Italian operatic styles that would become the hallmark for the English oratorio tradition that followed.

19th August, 7pm

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