im ‘Alenu Shalom | Dona Nobis Pacem

Saturday 9 March 2024, 7.30 pm
Durham Cathedral

im ‘Alenu Shalom | Dona Nobis Pacem

On Saturday 9 March 2024 at 7.30pm, The Durham Singers will be presenting a highly relevant choral concert entitled ‘Ṣim ‘Alenu Shalom | Dona Nobis Pacem’ in the majesty of Durham Cathedral. The theme of global and individual ‘Peace’ will be sensitively explored through Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms (think West Side Story), Vaughan Williams’s reflective cantata Dona Nobis Pacem, and the world première performance of contemporary composer Oliver Tarney’s piece Canticle for Elizabeth.

Our concert will feature 20 singers from the Newcastle Youth Choir Project, Lara Marie Müller – soprano, Patrick Owston – baritone, and an orchestra of professional instrumentalists from the North East. You will experience the interplay between sacred and secular. Bernstein wanted to bring people together regardless of religion, origin, generation and aspiration in life. The WWI stretcher-bearer and religiously infused agnostic Vaughan Williams pleads for peace from war. And Tarney is concerned with personal reconciliation. Durham Cathedral will resonate with astounding music that challenges our perceptions of conflict past and present and encourages us to seek solutions for peace as individuals. Please join us for what promises to be an exceptional performance. 


Adults £20, Students, £15, Under 12s free, available from the Durham Cathedral website