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Durham Choral Society is a mixed voice choir with around 150 members - and no audition. We perform two major concerts a year in the fabulous setting of Durham Cathedral.


This Season

An evening of Festive Music -Elvet Methodist Church, 17th December 2016

Defiant Requiem - Verdi at Terezin - Durham Cathedral, 28th January 2017

Mozart: Requiem and Solemn Vespers - Durham Cathedral, 20th May 2017

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Note that this programme is provisional and subject to change

Date & venue:

Durham Cathedral
Saturday, 28 January 2017, 7:30pm


Defiant Requiem - Verdi at Terezin

Verdi at Terezín tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who learned Verdi's Requiem Mass and then performed this compelling work 16 times as a statement of defiance and resistance, answering the worst of mankind with the best of mankind. The concert/drama features a full performance of Verdi's famous oratorio with actors, video testimony from surviving members of the choir, and original Nazi propaganda film footage. The performance is powerful, dramatic and inspirational, with a contemporary message of hope.

Date & venue:

Durham Cathedral
Saturday, 20th May 2017, 7:30pm


Mozart: Requiem and Solemn Vespers