Support our outreach

Soloists from our 2013 St Matthew Passion: L-R sopranos Elen Roberts and Camilla Harris, mezzo-sopranos Charlotte Heslop and Sarah Ryan, tenor Alex Banfield and bass Ben Craw, with Evangelist Nicholas Hurndall Smith

Current patrons

We are extremely grateful to the following for their encouragement and support of the Durham Singers:

Ian Bonas
Kate Bonas
Jayne and Peter Cook
Wynn Griffiths
Sir Paul and Lady Nicholson
Alan Oyston
Mary and Michael Setchell
Beryl Shuttleworth
Simon Squires
David and Sarah Stancliffe
John and Judith Wright

As a leading amateur chamber choir in the North East, the Durham Singers aim to provide opportunities for local singers to use and develop their skills to produce high-quality choral music, with fresh, vibrant interpretations. In addition, a central aspect of our mission is to give a platform to young local musicians and singers. Our outreach programme brings talented young people from the North East, whether they be young soloists with professional ambitions, or local choirs and instrumentalists, into direct contact with some of the best period instrumentalists from around the UK. 

In order to continue this outreach work, we rely on additional supporters who make a difference both financially and through their enthusiasm for our mission. Their support is invaluable in enabling us to keep choral music alive and flourishing in our area, to provide high-quality opportunities for young, talented musicians, and to plan future programmes.

Become a Patron

As a Patron of the Durham Singers you will receive the following benefits:
  • Advance notice of concerts
  • A newsletter
  • Invitation to an annual concert and reception
  • Reduced price tickets
  • Reserved seats at our concerts
  • Credit in programmes and on the website
  • Invitations to other Durham Singers events
If you would like to become a Patron (£100 individual, £150 joint per year), or a Life Patron (£500 individual, £750 joint), please download and complete the form via the link below, or email