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On April 3rd, hear sitar player Harmeet Virdee and Gurdain Rayatt (tabla) perform soaring ragas in the beautiful Trinity House Chapel. Read more.
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The National Youth Jazz Orchestra is a glittering showcase for the UK's finest young professional jazz musicians, coming to DMU on 19 April! Go to event.
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Summer Concert Challenge The DMU Orchestra and Chorus are back for another epic Summer Concert and you can perform with us! Get involved.
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Join our free weekly workshops of Japanese Taiko Drumming and come have fun! About the workshop.
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DMU Music

DMU Music provides students, staff, partners and anyone living in and around Leicester with opportunities to get involved in the dynamic music scene of the city and beyond.

Home to three fantastic ensembles and various successful music projects, which we provide with our local and national partners, we aim to open up music to everyone.

Whether you want to create, collaborate or simply enjoy music, DMU Music is the place for you.

Why not join us for our next concert or get involved?

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Coming up...


Launching our 2018 Season of Indian Classical Music!

We're proud to launch our new season of Indian Classical Music, created in collaboration with Darbar Festival on April 3rd at the beautiful Trinity House Chapel!

Hear sitar player Harmeet Virdee and Gurdain Rayatt (tabla) perform soaring ragas particularly suitable to be heard in the afternoon in the first concert of our 2018 Indian Classical Music Series, established in collaboration with Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

This concert is in memory of Bhai Gurmit Singh Virdee, an inspirational teacher in whose memory Darbar Festival was established 13 years ago. 

More about the concert.

Celebrating Women in Jazz with NYJO

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is a glittering showcase for the UK’s finest young professional jazz musicians, combining a hard-swinging rhythm section and hugely talented soloists. NYJO will be bringing the very best in British big-band jazz to DMU!

For this special concert, we'll be celebrating women in jazz;  from the songs of Ella Fitzgerald and the 1930s trumpet stylings of Valaida Snow, to contemporary classics by band leader Maria Schneider and bassist Esperanza Spalding. We are excited to highlight the great music of jazz musicians who happen to be female!

Join the gig and get your £5.00 tickets (DMU students and staff only) now via Leicester Jazz House!

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Are you up for the DMU Summer Concert Challenge?

We're calling all singers and musicians to join our 2018 Summer Concert Challenge! The DMU Orchestra and DMU Chorus will team up once again this spring to perform an epic Summer Concert on Sunday June 10th.

We warmly invite all DMU students and staff members as well as local singers to join the Chorus in singing DMU's Graduation Anthem 'Zadok the Priest' by Handel and the monumental 'I was Glad' by Hubert Parry.

Musicians are invited to join our Orchestra with a programme of Handel's 'Zadok the Priest', Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and the premiere of a new work by DMU student Ashley Simons.

Are you up for the challenge? Find more information on rehearsals and how to sign up here!


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