Making a Joyful Noise! Music at Durham Cathedral

19 September 2017
Tuesday 19 September - Sunday 19 November

There is a lively tradition of music at Durham, from the earliest days of the monastery through to the present. Music speaks to us at sad times and joyful times, it can inspire, uplift and revive the spirit. Always central, music still forms a vibrant part of life and worship at the Cathedral. This exhibition traces how that tradition has grown and cahnged over the centuries.

Featuring music manuscripts and early-printed books, it will explore the range of music used from medieval times to the present day, including pieces composed in or specially for Durham. It will also look at some of the instruments used to create that music, and how this has changed over the centuries.

Tickets: £2.50 - £7.50 available from the Visitor Desk in the Cathedral, the Exhibition Desk, and in advance from www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/open-treasure/book