Durham Choral Society’s challenge

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FOLLOWING their success singing carols to cheer patients at University Hospital North Durham, Durham Choral Society and Orchestra are taking on a more serious challenge for their forthcoming concert.

Together with Katherine Fuge, the soprano who performed with the group last May, they will be singing a program of early 20th century music which they have never performed before.

The program includes Rutter’s Magnificat; Four Last Songs by Strauss; the choral version of Barber’s Agnus Dei and Parry’s I was Glad. As usual, Richard Brice will be conducting.

Another first for this concert is that the Undercroft Restaurant in the Cathedral will be open from 6pm to serve a two-course pre-concert dinner, with a variety of dishes at a reasonable price.

For further information, contact www.durhamcathedral.co.uk.

* Tickets for the concert, which starts at 7.30pm on January 29, are available on line at www.wegottickets.com, Durham Information Bureau, Millennium Square, Durham, tel. 384 7641 or from choir members.

* Prices are £16, £10, £6 with concessions of £2, under 16s half price.

* The society is looking for new members, particularly tenors and basses.

Anyone interested can get more information about the Society on www.durhamchoralsociety.org.uk