Events and Concerts

As well as our regular choral cycle of Mass, Divine Office and other services, Saint Mary's Cathedral offers  a wide range of musical events such as concerts and liturgical music days. Here are some of the exciting things on offer.

Cathedral Advent Carol Service 2015

A perfect way to begin to your Advent journey.

Wednesday 2nd  December 2015 at  7 pm.

With the Cathedral Boys' and Girls' Choir 

Middlesbrough Diocesan Choir and the

Ladies Schola Cantorum 


Saturday 13th June 2015, 7.00pm, Durham Cathedral

Saturday 20th June 2015, 7.00pm, Middlesbrough Cathedral

Young people from County Durham and Middlesbrough join with local singers and professional musicians in a world premiere celebration through words and music of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The main themes of equality before the law, democracy, and freedom have been woven together by composer Timothy Craig Harrison and librettist PG Hodgson, to create The Great Charter, an new opera spread across two periods in time: that of 13th century King John and a futuristic totalitarian state controlled by the Protector.

Deryck Webb (tenor) 
Clare Tunney (soprano) 
Harriet Beckham (soprano) 
Durham Singers (chamber choir) 
Durham Cathedral Young Singers
Durham Cathedral Young Singers Vox 
The Choristers of Middlesbrough Cathedral 

Pupils from Durham Johnston School, Durham 
Pupils from St Edward's RC Primary School, Middlesbrough 
Pupils from St Augustine's RC Primary School, Middlesbrough 
Pupils from St Bernadette's RC Primary School, Middlesbrough
Young musicians from Durham County Music Service and professional musicians from across the region (orchestra)
Julian Wright (director) 

Tickets (Durham Cathedral): £15, £10 & £8 (£13, £8 & £6 concessions, under 16s free) available from the Gala Theatre Box Office or 03000 266600.

Tickets (Middlesbrough Cathedral): £10 (£8 concessions, under 16s free) available from the Gala Theatre Box Office or 03000 266600.

This project is presented in partnership with Durham County Council, and made possible with the support of the David Boardman Trust.