A Symphonic Journey -

Easter 2019

June 22nd 2019 |  Durham Cathedral

"The Durham Cathedral acoustic works wonders with the orchestra; a thoroughly strong performance from DUOS Chamber...

...The intensity from all was suitably bombastic and passionate...

Once again, DUOS Symphony demonstrates its passion and energy in bringing to life one of the true greats of the 20th Century symphonic repertoire, and one of Alex’s favourite works, to conclude his four-year association with the society."

Joint CONCERT -

Epiphany 2019

Saturday 16th March 2019 |  Elvet Methodist Church

"Durham University Orchestral Society pulled off a fantastically challenging concert last night; with the forces of the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras combined, the height of Durham’s instrumental musicianship was certainly on show...

...Rapid string writing was played with impressive virtuosity....

...DUOS were on a very high form tonight."

Symphony CONCERT -

Michaelmas 2018

November 24th 2018 |  Elvet Methodist Church

"Under the direction of Alex Mackinder and leader Becky Taylor, the DUOS Symphony Orchestra astounded the sold-out audience in their first concert of the year...

The concerto was played with great musicianship, both on the part of the soloist, Hector... [and] on the part of the orchestral players...

Overall, a near flawless example of some of Durham's best orchestral players, performing homogeneously together as one; with a truly wonderful programme."