#WellTogether: OpSoc perform ‘You Will Be Found’ from the musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

For the finale of #WellTogether week, we would like to share with you this incredibly moving rendition of ‘You Will Be Found’ from the musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ which was created by OpSoc for #WellTogether Week on the #DundeeUniCulture blog. For OpSoc members, continuing to perform and enjoy musical theatre is a way that we…

#WellTogether: A Long Distance String Ensemble Performance by Members of the Dundee University Orchestra

Members of the Dundee University Orchestra 2019-2020 have managed to put a long distance string ensemble performance of the first movement of Vivaldi’s String Concerto in C RV 110, Thanks to Erin, Emily (x2), Jay, MoragAnne, Emma, Rebecca and Judith. And thanks again to Rebecca who has taken time out of studying for her exams to…

#WellTogether: TradSoc on How Music Helps Our Wellbeing & A 30 Day Music Challenge

We can all often feel overwhelmed by one thing or another. Whether it’s coursework, problems in our personal life or we’re just having a bad day, sometimes we need to escape from the outside world for a while. One of the best ways to find that escape is through music. Music is all around us…

#WellTogether: ‘Let’s All Have a Teams Meeting’ – A Song by Colin Reid from IT

Our very own Colin from IT has written a song and directed a video during the lockdown, and we’re sure this will ring true for all those working from home in this difficult period. We know working from home brings its own challenges, but this is a lovely reminder that our university community are all…

Festival of the Future: University of Dundee’s celebration of science, arts and culture

Festival of the Future is the University of Dundee’s annual event which celebrates science, arts and culture. In 2019 we had 60 events across 5 days in Bonar Hall and other venues around the city. We collaborated with a range of partners including Dundee Science Festival, DCA and Dundee Rep Theatre, we journeyed to Mars,…

Video: Watch Nicky, 2nd Year Neuroscience Student and Member of the UoD Orchestra, play Chopin Nocturne in c#

Delighted to have one of our students and member of the orchestra play for us today. Nicky is completing her 2nd year studying Neuroscience at University of Dundee. She’s playing Chopin Nocturne in c#. You can find plenty more Dundee University Music videos being regularly posted on the Music at University of Dundee Facebook page…

The Peto Collection – The Beatles playing on Salisbury Plain, May 1965

Peto captured the Beatles filming and recording their second feature HELP in 1965! One of the film’s most iconic scenes is the Beatles playing on Salisbury Plain, protected by the Army from the cult who want to sacrifice Ringo. Photo-journalist Michael Peto worked with The Observer during the 1950s and ‘60s. His collection is a…

The Peto Collection – Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, 1963

Peto excelled at capturing the world of ballet, particularly the relationship between Nureyev and Fonteyn the two most iconic dancers of the period as this image from 1963 shows. He not only photographed productions, but also rehearsals like this one for ‘Marguerite and Armand’. Photo-journalist Michael Peto worked with The Observer during the 1950s and…

The Peto Collection – Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong, 1956

Jazz trumpeteer ‘Satchmo’ was just one musician Peto photographed during his career, often capturing them before or just after a performance, as with this one taken in 1956 at the Empress Ballroom, London. Photo-journalist Michael Peto worked with The Observer during the 1950s and ‘60s. His collection is a chronicle of an age – a spirited…