Concert at Sage, Gateshead

Exhilarating concerts

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Welcome to Durham University Orchestral Society: Durham’s leading orchestras. Our society is made up of some of the best instrumentalists in Durham University, and comprises two orchestras: a full-scale Symphony Orchestra and an elite Chamber Orchestra. We are unique amongst student orchestras around the country for being an entirely student-run society; each of our members (players, conductors and executive committee members) is a current student at Durham University.


We have three main goals: to strive for excellence as two of the finest student orchestras in the country; to be the highlight of every member’s university experience; to share our music-making with as many people as possible. Now, more so than ever, the safety of our players and of the public is of paramount importance. Recently, we have enjoyed socially-distanced rehearsals and have hosted several professional masterclasses online.


If you have any queries, please email us at and we will endeavour to help you as best as we can!


Emma Farmer - DUOS President 2020-2021

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