Sarah Caplin (1)

What a triumph! 

It was such an amazing event - I can’t believe it’s a week on and I am only just writing to congratulate you for inviting us to be part of the most impressive and important commemorative service. We found it inspirational. As one, when the DLI veterans stood up to process down the nave, leading the local children, my family burst into tears. We were so moved by their courage and dignity which touched everyone who was present.  

It was a huge challenge to mark 70 years since the liberation of Belsen, the most appalling and inhumane of Nazi atrocities, in a way that conveyed to people who were alive at the time, as well as those who were born decades later, the horror of what occurred - and it was perfectly judged. 

Darkness to Light, Durham Cathedral, April 2015 

Opera_Magic.pngThis superb event took place on 6th July, 2013.

"The best value Opera night out in the north east" 

A gloriously indulgent night out in sumptuous surroundings. 

Alistair Dawes conducted a superb-fund raising event with Penny Randall-Davies, Heather Jil Burn, Austin Gunn and Roderick Earle, accompanied by The Felling Band (north of England champions 2012) and local choirs.

Listen to some excerpts from the programme:

Festival Fanfare Will Todd

Nessun dorma – Turandot Puccini 

Lunge Da Lei - La Traviata Verdi

Finale Act III - La Traviata Verdi

Duet Act II - La Traviata Verdi