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Welcome to Durham University Orchestral Society: the best orchestras Durham University has to offer. Our two orchestras consist of the leading orchestral musicians within the university, forming both a full-scale Symphony Orchestra and an elite Chamber Orchestra. Students from all backgrounds are united in DUOS by our love of orchestral music and our talent for bringing this extraordinary music to life.

DUOS is unique amongst student orchestras for being an entirely student-run society. From the instrumentalists to the executive committee, and even our two fantastic conductors, everyone is a current student at Durham University.

DUOS strives to perform superb orchestral music to an outstanding standard, putting on concerts that reaffirm our position as two of the finest student orchestras in the country. We believe this is achieved through empowering and encouraging all our members to achieve their full potential. By creating an open and inclusive rehearsal space, our members make friendships that last a lifetime and can have a place to escape from the stress of academia.

As life begins to return to a sense of normality, members of DUOS can look forward to masterclasses from eminent musicians and the chance to put on fantastic concerts in great venues, bringing the wonders of orchestral music to an even larger audience. If you have any queries, please email us at orchestral.society@durham.ac.uk and we will endeavour to answer any questions you have as best we can.

Matthew Madeley – DUOS President 2021-22

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