AN acclaimed musical ensemble is performing in the stunning surrounds of the main chapel at a former Roman Catholic seminary in the North East next week.

The award-winning Tenebrae Choir will be in concert , Renaissance Glories, at Ushaw, the historic house, chapels and gardens, off Woodland Road, between Ushaw Moor and Esh Village, near Durham, on Friday July 30, from 7.30pm, until about 10pm.

Renowned for its passion and precision, the 15-voice professional vocal choir is famed for its interpretations of diverse musical pieces, dating from the 16th to 21st centuries.

As part of the visit to St Cuthbert’s Chapel, at the former Ushaw College, the choir’s director and co-founder, Nigel Short, will give an optional workshop at which participants will have the opportunity to work on three choral works, between 11.30am and 1pm.

Limited tickets are available for the concert, priced £15 to £45, from the Ushaw website, with further details of the workshop available via, where places can be registered.


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