The town is alive with the sound of music

Darlington Choral Society is staging the Verdi Requiem on November 25. If this does not open, click on
This is a unique opportunity to hear this magnificent Verdi work performed live in Darlington.
With combined choirs of 150 singers and a 50 strong orchestra, it is an unforgettable musical experience, whatever your musical tastes.
Darlington Choral Society has brought together three choirs, two regional orchestras and four top class soloists under the baton of Richard Bloodworth. Verdi’s operatic approach to the requiem mass firmly places it as one of the greatest sacred choral works ever written. If you are considering what to see and hear this month, then come and hear what the many talented people of our region can achieve given the opportunity.
Tickets online at Music Society will stage six concerts of classical music during the 2017 / 2018 season as they have in previous years.
Tickets are £14.00 per concert or £52.50 for a season ticket. Tickets can be obtained from the Dolphin Centre or season tickets from Mr. R. Tooze, 66 Headlands, Darlington. DL3 8RZ. Tel: 01325 467163
The remaining concerts during are:
Luba Tunnicliffe (Viola) & Edward Liddall (Piano) on Sat 20th Jan, playing Brahms, Schubert, Bach & Konzertstuck.
Prince Bishop Brass – an ensemble of brass instruments on Sat 17th February, playing a wide programme by Mozart, Bach & Gershwin & many others.
Matthew Scott (Clarinet) & Cristine Zerafa (Piano) on Saturday 17th March, playing Debussy, Brahms & others.
Marmen Quartet on Saturday 21st April, playing Mozart, Beethoven & Janacek

Darlington Piano Society
Full details of the season are available at and in the Society’s brochure readily available throughout the area. Tickets can be bought in advance online at the society’s website or at the Dolphin Centre reception and are always available at the door on the day. Prices are £12 (£6 for U21) and season tickets for the rest of the season can be purchased at the recitals.

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club’s upcoming Saturday lunchtime gigs at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington, include:

Saturday 2 December sees the Club hosting the Maine Street Jazzmen. They’ll be playing entertaining Dixieland jazz, drawing their influences not only from the classic American jazz groups of the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s, but also the British bands of the 1950’s & 60’s .
All sessions are at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington and start at 12.30, doors open from noon.
For more information go to

The Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2018 is on 27th January 7.30pm at the Dolphin Centre.

The orchestra will present a variety of classical music – old and new. The programme will include a wide range of pieces from Corelli and Dvořák, Richard Rodgers and 20th-century music medleys through to some John Williams magic.

The family-friendly concert is in two parts of about 50 minutes each, with a 30-minute interval. The event includes two 10-minute sets by special guest performers Esh Community Gospel Choir.

Tickets will go on sale about one month before the concert.

  • Ticket prices remain the same as in 2017 at £7 (£5 concessions)
  • Follow the orchestra on Twitter and Facebook for details nearer the time


Disco nights at Voodoo

There is a chance to enjoy some terrific disco-based music in Darlington. Double Entendre features DJ Soul, Funk, Acid Jazz, held on the 4th Friday of the month at Voodoo Café, Skinnergate 8.30pm until late.

It’s all happening at The Forum
The Forum in Borough Road has got a terrific programme. For the full list of gigs and events, please visit


Thursday 16th – Limehouse Lizzy
Tickets £12 – Doors 8pm
Advance tickets advised

17th – Gasto Promotions Presents:
UK Rock legends
Tickets £10 – Doors 7-30pm

Friday 24th – The Icicle Works
Legendary band performing at The Forum
Tickets £17-50 – Doors 8pm
80s band rocks on thanks to Darlington’s Forum Music Centre
Darlington’s dedicated live music venue, The Forum Music Centre, has saved the day for 80s chart-topping rock band, The Icicle Works, after the original venue was no longer available.
After an unfortunate mix-up, in which a Newcastle venue double-booked the evening of the gig, The Forum Music Centre has decided the show must go on for the 80s-alternative rock band and will now host the performance in Darlington.
Since opening in May 2004, The Forum’s stage has played host to many fantastic acts, covering all styles of music, including rock, jazz and opera, as well as chart topping stars.
Commenting on the opportunity, Allison McKay, managing director of Humantics CIC which manages the popular music venue, said: “We’re so happy that The Forum could save the day for The Icicle Works and its fans.
“The centre hosts an array of different music genres, comedy clubs and film nights and, as a Community Interest Company, this opportunity is a great way for it to develop its future in the community.
“We’re so pleased that our venue has been able to bring a band with such great history to Darlington.”
It’s been 33 years since the Liverpudlian band rose to fame with its hits, ‘Love is a Wonderful Colour’ and ‘Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream).’ After 11 years of success, the band members went their separate ways in 1991 and now only reunite for a handful of shows in the UK.
The show will feature the songs by Ian McNabb and take place on Friday November 24th at the venue, located on Borough Road. Doors will open at 7.30pm and tickets will cost £17.50.
Allison continued: “We hope that The Icicle Works is just the beginning of chart-topping acts to come to Darlington.”
For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, please visit 25th – Slade UK
Brilliant tribute to Slade, advance tickets advised
Tickets £12 – Doors 8pm

Saturday 25th Ultimate Bowie
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December @ The Forum

Friday 1st – Adult School Disco
Tickets £6 Doors 7-30pm

Thursday 7th – Burlesque Christmas Show
Miss Tobi James presents an evening of Burlesque & Cabaret
Tickets £10/8pm

Friday 8th – Darlington R’n’B Club Presents:
Eugene Bridges + Support
Tickets £15 – Doors 7-30pm

December 9th – The Kounterfeit Kinks
Tickets £12 – Doors 8pm

Saturday 16th – The Springsteen Sessions
Tickets £12 – Doors 8pm

Wednesday 20th – Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Special
Carl Hutchinson
Tickets £10 – Doors 7-30pm

Thursday 21st – Christmas Original Band Night
Featuring : Lifetime Skiver , The Salvadors & The Van Fevers
Tickets £6 – Doors 7-30pm

Saturday 23rd – Chrtistmas Northern Soul Night
4 Dj’s spinning quality Northern Soul
Tickets / Entrance £3.50 – Doors 7pm to 11.30pm

Friday 29th – Led Into Zepp + Abandoned Brothers
Tickets £10 – Doors 7-30pm

Sunday 31st – New Years Eve Party
3 Live bands + Food
Tickets £15 – Doors 7pm

img title=”Darlington Folk Club” src=”×141.png” alt=”Darlington Folk Club” class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-6415 imgborder” />Darlington Folk Club meets every Thursday evening at the Copper Beech in Neasham Rd at 8pm
Autumn programme
Thurs Nov 16th Kieran Halpin
Thurs Nov 23rd Open Mic
Thurs Nov 30th Benny Graham & Chuck Fleming
Thurs Dec 7th SMP
Thurs Dec 14th Flossie Malavialle & Paul Donnelly
Thurs Dec 21st Club Christmas Meal
Thurs Dec 28th Club Closed