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Durham Cathedral Museum Tours

Monday 19 July to Sunday 29 August

This unique behind-the-scenes experience tells the stories of the cathedral, including what life was like for the monks who once lived here. The tour will start in the cloister, and lead you through the medieval buildings giving you the chance to explore the Great Kitchen and the Monks' Dormitory. Once part of the Benedictine monastery, these extraordinary spaces now house the museum collections, such as the remarkable treasures of St Cuthbert.

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LIGHT by Chris Levine

Saturday 29 May to Thursday 30 September

Set foot in the Galilee Chapel to experience LIGHT, an immersive art installation by artist Chris Levine. Bathe in coloured light and the sound of choral music as you follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims. LIGHT is open every day, during cathedral opening hours, until September 2021.

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Organ Recital Series: Daniel Cook

Wednesday 28 July at 7:30 PM

Daniel Cook, Master of the Choristers and Organist of Durham Cathedral, performs a lively programme to start this summer's organ recital series. Join us for this recital series to enjoy the rich sound of Durham Cathedral's organ, played by some of Britain's greatest organists.

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Online Quiet Day

Friday 30 July at 8:00 AM

Join us for our next Online Quiet Day, with reflections, services and prayers on the theme of social justice. This Quiet Day takes place on the day the church gives thanks for the social reformers and anti-slavery campaigners William Wilberforce, Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson. With such inspirational characters as a theme, we are exploring William Wilberforce’s life in the morning with a reflection from the Hull docks, and contemporary social justice issues in the afternoon. Both reflections will be around 15 minutes long.

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Organ Recital Series: Oliver Morrell

Wednesday 4 August at 7:30 PM

Oliver Morrell, Organ Scholar at Durham Cathedral, gives a recital on Durham Cathedral's historic organ. Join us for this recital series to experience performances by some of Britain's greatest organists.

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Organ Recital Series: Peter Stevens

Wednesday 11 August at 7:30 PM

Peter Stevens, Assistant Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral, gives an organ recital at Durham Cathedral. Join us for this recital series to enjoy the rich sound of Durham Cathedral's organ, played by some of Britain's greatest organists.

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Organ Recital Series: Andrew Scott

Wednesday 18 August at 7:30 PM

An organ recital at Durham Cathedral performed by Andrew Scott, Director of Music at St Michael & All Angels, Croydon and Head Voicer at Harrison & Harrison. 

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Organ Recital Series: Martin Baker

Sunday 29 August at 6:00 PM

Martin Baker, organist and conductor, gives a recital on Durham Cathedral's historic organ. Join us for this recital series to experience performances by some of Britain's greatest organists.

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Organ Recital Series: Joseph Beech

Wednesday 1 September at 7:30 PM

An organ recital at Durham Cathedral performed by Joseph Beech, Sub-Organist at Durham Cathedral. Don’t miss this finale to our summer organ recital series, and the chance to enjoy the rich sound of Durham Cathedral’s organ.

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The Snowman including Peter and the Wolf

Monday 20 December at 1:45 PM

Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family favourite The Snowman accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra.

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The Snowman including Peter and the Wolf

Monday 20 December at 4:00 PM

Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family favourite The Snowman accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra.

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The Snowman including Peter and the Wolf

Monday 20 December at 6:30 PM

Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family favourite The Snowman accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra.

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Aled Jones - Cathedral Tour 2022

Tuesday 22 March at 7:30 PM


Join Aled Jones as he embarks on a UK-wide tour.  Over his extraordinary 30 year career, Aled's outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is the original crossover star and has sung for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE, released over 30 albums - with over 10 million album sales and counting - and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum discs. After beginning his career at the age of 12, Aled became one of the world’s most successful boy sopranos, releasing 12 hit albums in 4 years with the defining moment being ‘Walking in the Air’, the hit song from the family-favourite, Christmas animated film ‘The Snowman’. As a broadcaster, Aled has forged an extensive career, having presented across BBC Radio 2 & 3 and BBC Radio Wales. Aled also hosts the Classic FM Sunday Breakfast Show and has become a popular favourite on the station and enjoyed his own show ITV Weekend.
 

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Dave Finnegan's Commitments: Live at the Cathedral 2022

Friday 24 June at 7:30 PM

Stelliferous Limited and Live at the Cathedral Ltd by arrangement with Piper Music Management presents Dave Finnegan’s Commitments and Lolly: Live at Durham Cathedral.

Over twenty years on, neither time age nor music has managed to tame one of the soul survivors of the Commitments. Mickah Wallace is brasher and louder than ever and continuing to spread the gospel of soul to the undisputed masses.  Dave Finnegan's Commitments undoubtedly continue where the film left off, still spreading the word of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and the other apostles of soul, and in doing so enabling us all to experience live, the essence of... sweet soul music. 

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Scouting for Girls: Live at the Cathedral 2022

Saturday 25 June at 6:40 PM

Stelliferous Limited and Live at the Cathedral Ltd by arrangement with Piper Music Management presents Scouting for Girls: Live at Durham Cathedral.

Friends since they were five, Pete, Greg and Roy have picked up nominations for four Brits, an Ivor Novello and played everywhere from a sold-out Wembley Arena to countless festival stages.  This year they have also released a new album ‘The Trouble with Boys’.
 

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