Darlington Choral Society: Handel’s Messiah

Darlington Choral Society (DCS) will perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Saturday 30th November 2019 at 7.15pm at the Dolphin Centre. The 80-strong choir under the baton of Director Richard Bloodworth will be accompanied by the Mowbray Orchestra. Soloists will be Icelandic Bass-Baritone Andri Bjorn Robertsson (pictured), Tenor Austin Gunn, Mezzo Valerie Reid and Soprano Ruth Jenkins-Robertsson. more »

Arts Society: ‘Spread a Little Happiness’

‘Spread a Little Happiness: The Story of the British Musical’ lectures by Malcolm Jones on Monday 2nd December 2019. The British Musical was triumphant in the 1920s and 1930s when Noel Coward and Ivor Novello dominated the West End. However, the arrival of Oklahoma in 1948 changed everything. For the next 30 years, audiences flocked more »

Catch Your Breath: exhibition and poetry workshop

Join North East poet Christy Ducker for a writing workshop inspired by a fundamental bodily function: breath. The work will include responses to art and ideas from around the world, thinking about breath and respiratory health in new ways. Expect to play with breath in the poetic line and let the air into your writing! more »

Vane Women Press: Colpitts Poetry

On Friday 6 December 2019, Darlington-based Vane Women Press hosts a double-bill event. The collectuve is proud to launch its latest publication, a book by poet Rachel Burns ‘A girl in a blue dress’. And Marilyn Longstaff will read new and published poems. Colpitts Poetry, Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham Friday 6th December 7.30pm more »

DPS presents Alexandra Vaduva: 8th December

Darlington Piano Society welcomes Romanian-born pianist, Alexandra Vaduva, for its recital at 3pm on Sunday 8th December 2019, in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre. Alexandra began playing the piano at the age of 4 and came to the UK in 2009 to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she has successfully completed the more »

Free classical concert in Darlington

Darlington Music Society has announced an exciting extra concert for this season, and admission will be free. The Pettman Ensemble, an accomplished chamber music group, well known in their native New Zealand, begin their UK tour in Darlington. They will play at the Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, on Monday 2nd December 2019 at 7.30pm. The more »

DNOJ presents ‘Dixie Mix’

Darlington New Orleans Jazz rounds off the 2019 season on Saturday 7th December with ‘Dixie Mix’. This highly professional and entertaining band from East Anglia will offer a high-quality performance of the good-old New Orleans classics with their first appearance in Darlington. The club takes place at St Augustine’s Parish Centre Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 more »

Mick Shoulder Quintet – Opus 4 on 22nd Nov

The Mick Shoulder Quintet will perform at Opus 4 Jazz Club on Friday 22nd November 2019. The quintet brings classic sounds of 1950s hard bop to the club. They’ll be playing the music of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and the Tubby Hayes Jazz Couriers with a smattering of Blue Note. The line-up is: Mick Shoulder, more »

DNOJ present The Tenement Jazz Band on 22nd Nov

Darlington New Orleans Jazz presents another two events during November 2019. TJ Johnson TJ Johnson and his band perform jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel at St Augustine’s Parish Centre on the 2nd November. Players are Al Nicholls, Jack Cotterill, Kourosh Kanani and Simon Read. Doors open at noon for a 12.30pm to 3pm session more »

HARK! The sound of stories

As the days darken, Tracks Darlington (supported by Creative Darlington) presents an evening of music inspired by tales from times past. On Friday 22nd November 2019, visit Darlington’s beautiful Crown Street Library and fill your ears and souls with songs of stagmen, golden apples, coiners, diamond rings and murder for love. HARK! features live performances more »