Durham University Orchestra

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Durham University Orchestra

Durham University Orchestral Society is comprised of a Symphony Orchestra and a Chamber Orchestra. It is entirely student run, and covers a large array of demanding orchestral repertoire throughout the academic year. DUOS is the longest running music society in Durham, having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015.

Members of the society are not only privileged to be a part of a friendly community of talented musicians, but have the opportunity to receive coaching from members of the BBC Symphony and Northern Sinfonia Orchestras. The society also enjoys an exciting relationship with professional conductor Richard Dickins who visits once a term for masterclasses with the conductors and orchestra. In addition to the plethora of concerts and social occasions throughout the year, DUOS also embarks on an annual tour abroad during the Easter vacation period; in recent years destinations have included Prague, Berlin, Madrid and Budapest.

Rehearsals take place in Trevelyan College on Mondays (Chamber Orchestra) and Thursdays (Symphony Orchestra) throughout all three terms, apart from during the exam period in the Summer term. Timings are 7.30pm – 10pm on both nights.

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