St. Andrew's, the largest parish church in County Durham, was built almost entirely in the 13th Century.
The present church was built around 1274 in the early English style of architecture. By virtue of it size, its imposing position and its antiquity, St. Andrew's is very much cathedral-like in character and provides wonderful surroundings in which to stage artistic performances of all types.
The Society's excellent Steinway B grand piano, purchased new by the Society in 2003, was relocated to St. Andrew's from Auckland Castle on September 6th, 2016, and has never sounded better.
St. Andrew's provides a spacious venue for both audiences and performers, affording the possibility of performances also by larger orchestral groups in the future and outreach initiatives to encourage young people to experience the beauty of music.
There is a set-down facility for disabled guests right at the church entrance, with parking for everyone within the church grounds, and easy access into the church for wheelchairs, all on one level.
At St. Andrew's the generous interior, both visually and acoustically, offers a lovely and historic environment in which to enjoy music.
Its acoustics, sufficiently resonant to provide warmth. but with no confusion of the sound, are particularly appreciated by our concertgoers. The piano in particular sounds really in its element.
Nearest postcode DL14 6SP
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