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Chorister Experience

Saturday 5 February at 12:30 PM

Boys and girls in Years 2 – 6 are invited to spend a day finding out what it’s like to be a Cathedral Chorister.

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EXAUDI: Presence/Absence

Thursday 10 February at 7:30 PM
The world-renowned EXAUDI vocal ensemble takes the stage for the very first performance of a captivating new work by local composer Michael Worboys, rooted in the rich tradition of Zen chanting.

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Gabrieli Roar - Re-Creation

Saturday 12 February at 7:30 PM

Revel in the majesty of Haydn's The Creation, as a hundred young singers from Gabrieli's choral training scheme, Gabrieli Roar, take to the stage alongside world-class period instrumentalists and singers, and renowned soloists.

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Special Service: Ash Wednesday

Wednesday 2 March

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the period of fasting and repentance leading up to Easter.

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Aled Jones - Cathedral Tour 2022

Tuesday 22 March at 7:30 PM

Join Aled Jones as his UK-wide tour comes to Durham Cathedral.

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Special Services: Palm Sunday

Sunday 10 April

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey. 

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Special Services: Monday of Holy Week

Monday 11 April

Usual services will take place including evening services of contemplation and prayer that have been offered since the days of monastic life.

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St John Passion

Tuesday 12 April at 7:00 PM

Durham Cathedral Choir joins forces with period instrument performers The Avison Ensemble to perform Bach's stunning St John Passion.

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Special Services: Wednesday of Holy Week

Wednesday 13 April

Usual services will take place including evening services of contemplation and prayer that have been offered since the days of monastic life.


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Special Services: Maundy Thursday

Thursday 14 April
Maundy Thursday is the evening of the Last Supper. On his final evening with his disciples, Jesus instituted the Eucharist, commanding his disciples to wash one anothers' feet.  After their meal, Jesus and his disciples went out to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray.

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Special Services: Good Friday

Friday 15 April

At the centre of Good Friday is the cross.

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Services and visitor access: Easter Eve

Saturday 16 April

Visitor access to parts of the cathedral may be disrupted between 1.15pm and 4pm due to a rehearsal for the Easter Day confirmation service.

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Special Service: Easter Day

Sunday 17 April

Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at our Easter Day services.


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World Heritage Site Day 2022

Monday 18 April

Celebrate World Heritage Site Day with a variety of events and activites on the Durham World Heritage Site, inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels, which will be on display in the North East during autumn 2022.

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Queen by Candlelight

Friday 22 April to Saturday 23 April at 7:30 PM

Following a run of sell-out shows across the UK in 2021, experience an incredible night of Queen Anthems performed by candlelight at Durham Cathedral.

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John Law's Renaissance

Friday 29 April at 8:00 PM

John Law - "one of Europe’s most adventurous pianists” - presents his stunning new music and visuals project: Renaissance.

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Scouting for Girls: Live at the Cathedral

Friday 24 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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The South and Lolly: Live at the Cathedral

Saturday 25 June at 7:30 PM

An evening of live music from The South, supported by Lolly.

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