Chair: Andrew Robinson
Secretary: David Harris
Awards Administrator: Joan Johnson
Regional Coordinator: Simon Russell
Contact: David Harris
Phone: 0191 374 1659
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Friday 2nd February 2018
St Cuthbert, Darlington
Cost: No charge
**Event postponed to be replaced with Evensong in early summer.**
Choral service for Candlemas for singers and members of congregations from across the diocese. Further details to follow. Start and finish times tbc.
Thursday 1st March 2018 (19:00 – 20:30)
St Mary the Virgin, Whickham
Cost: £2 donation if you have a copy of The Cross of Christ, £5 if you require a copy.
An event aimed at choirs which will explore the resources of The Cross of Christ (Old Edition/2010 edition) and other resources from Season by Season for Passiontide to Easter. (If you have a copy of The Cross of Christ already, please bring this with you. If you require one, please inform us on booking this event.)
This is both an event in its own right and linked to the event to take place on 18 March 2018.
Sunday 18th March 2018 (15:30)
St Paul, Scotland Head, Winlaton
Cost: £2 donation (if you have a copy of The Cross of Christ), £5 if you require a copy.
The Durham Area annual Passiontide choral reflection. This year we are using RSCM’s The Cross of Christ. (If you have a copy of the old edition or 2010 edition, please bring this with you.) If you need a copy, please advise us on booking this event.
Saturday 28th April 2018 (10:00 – 15:30)
All Saints & Salutation, Ravensdale Road, Darlington
Cost: £14 (£16 non-members), £10 students. Early bird (by 1 February): £12 (£14 non-members), £8 students
Event for singers and instrumentalists led by Miles Quick (RSCM Head of Congregational and Instrumental Music) and Tim Martin (Musicademy tutor).
Exploring a wide repertoire of music for mixed instrumental groups and voices, how to blend modern and traditional styles, using Iona and Taizé music in different contexts, teaching new repertoire, improvisation, selecting new material, and finding and nurturing new musicians.
Deadline for booking 30 March 2018.
Saturday 19th May 2018
Cost: No charge but a collection may be taken
Our latest exciting, occasional, cross-border foray takes us to sing choral evensong for the first time in the beautiful and historic Durham Cathedral. Visit our website for further details.
Thursday 7th June 2018 (19:30 – 21:00)
Sunderland Minster, 309 High Street West, Sunderland
Cost: Free event (Festival Book to be purchased on the night at a cost of £6.00)
Explore the music for the festival as a whole choir under the inspiring leadership of Daniel Cook. In this service, we will focus on the word ‘Peace’. We will thank God for the peace of 100 years ago; we will continue to pray and strive for a lasting peace in our world, as well as praying for the “peace that passeth all understanding”. Music by Madden, Archer, Boyle and Sumsion.
Thursday 13th September 2018 (19:30 – 21:00)
St Michael & All Angels, Houghton le Spring
Cost: Free event (Festival Book to be purchased at a cost of £6.00)
Rehearse the music for this year’s Festival entitled ‘Grant us peace, O God’ under the inspirational and dynamic direction of Daniel Cook (Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral).
Saturday 13th October 2018 (13:30)
Cost: No charge but festival book will be needed at a cost of £6.00.
In this service we will focus on the word ‘Peace’. We will thank God for the peace of 100 years ago, we will continue to pray and strive for a lasting peace in our world, as well as praying for the ‘peace that passeth all understanding’.
A Festival Book will be produced and launched in June 2018.
13:30 arrive, 14:15 rehearsal, 17:15 service.