Membership Awards

Each year, at our Annual General Meeting, we recognise the achievements of our members.

We currently have three awards, each instigated in the name of a stalwart supporter of our Company.

Mary Hamilton Award

Mary Hamilton was one of the stalwart members of DMTC when the company reformed in 1956. She played many lead soprano roles for the company and later sang in the chorus as well as being our Assistant Secretary for many years. She always encouraged younger members and this award was set up in her memory.

Mary Robinson Award

Mary Robinson’s award was set up as a way of honouring a long serving member of DMTC. Mary herself is an example to us all of someone who has given selflessly to the needs of DMTC for over 60 years.

Pauline Gilman Award

Pauline Gilman joined the company under our former guise of Durham Amateur Operatic Society. She performed mainly in the chorus though did undertake a few small parts. When Pauline passed away in 2017, her husband James wanted to recognise Pauline’s love of music and especially her time with us. The Pauline Gilman Bowl has been set up to honour a devoted member of the chorus.