Castle Chapel Choir

Castle Chapel Choir is a 22-strong auditioned choir and is probably the best Chapel Choir in Durham. It is the only society in Castle to provide yearly financial scholarships for 8 of its members. The Choir sings 2-3 services a week and due to the vast repertoire it covers, a proficient level of sight-reading is required. The choir regularly tours both nationally and internationally.

Castle is home to 2 wonderful chapels, the 16th century Tunstall Chapel and the 11th century Norman Chapel, which is the oldest visible part of the Castle. Today, the Chapels are spaces of stillness and prayer at the heart of a busy academic community. The ethos is one of a warm welcome to all, whether practising Christians or not. During term time, Choral Evensong is typically held at 6pm before a Thursday Formal and a sung Eucharist is celebrated at 11am on Sunday.

Look out for us at the Freshers’ Fair! To find out more please contact the Chapel Officers at castle.chapel@durham.ac.uk.