Concerts

Robert Webb Musical Director

Future Concerts

14 April 2018

Easter concert

14  July 2018
Summer concert

1 December 2018
Christmas concert

early April 2019 tbc
Easter Concert



Previous Concerts

26 November 2017
Autumn Concert
"The Armed Man"

14 July 2017
A Summer Celebration of Choral Music



July 2nd 2016
Summer Concert, "I Wake, I Sleep, I Dream of You"

March 2016
"The Crucifixion"

December 2015
Christmas Carol Concert

July 2015
Beethoven's Choral Symphony

November 2015
"In the Midst of Life"

June 2015
Last Night of the Proms with Skipton Camerata at Grassington Festival

March 2015
Bach's St John Passion

November 2014
Mendlesohn's Elijah

December 2014

Christmas Carol Concert
 
September 2014
"Come and Sing" Elijah  

March 2014
Rossini Petite Messe Solonelle

December 2013
Christmas Carol Concert

September 2013
Dvorak Mass in D & Vaughan Williams Mass

March 2013

Haydn's Creation
Audio and video
Robert Webb joins SCS
Jussi Chydenius
The Kiss
Fosdick and Poulton
Aura Lee

Glass
Three Songs
a capella (part)
AAu
Chilcott
Little Jazz Mass
Benedictus
New Musical Director sets out Vision for Skipton Choral Society

“I like to bring a bit of humour to rehearsals. It’s about singing musically and singing as a group . . . it’s about that blended sound.  The notes are not as important as the overall effect . . .  What’s most important is getting the best performance out of the choir.”
 
This was Robert Webb’s comment when Skipton Choral Society announced his appointment as their new Musical Director from 4 September 2017.
 
Robert Webb is a singer, conductor and teacher from Leeds. He read music at Merton College, Oxford, during which time he was principal trumpet in the Oxford University Philharmonic Orchestra and Musical Director of the Donut Kings Big Band.
 
Robert was one of the first choral scholars in the new Choral Foundation at Merton, singing Baritone under the tutelage of Giles Underwood and the direction of Peter Phillips (Tallis Scholars) and Ben Nicholas (Reed Rubin Director of Music, Merton).
 
Robert teaches in and around West Yorkshire and is demand as a conductor: directing The Ascension Singers, a vocal consort formed in 2011 specialising in Renaissance polyphony and contemporary music;  Pinsuti, a small chamber choir based in the Ilkley area who specialise in unaccompanied sacred and secular music; and Vocal Expressions, a ladies choir based in the Holme Valley. 
 
Robert will take his first rehearsal with Skipton Choral Society on Monday 4 September, 7 – 9 pm at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton. His first performance with the choir will be conducting The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins on Sunday 26 November at Christ Church, Skipton.
 
“It’s got something for everybody in it, and it’s a really great piece to sing as a choir” said Robert, “I’m really looking forward to that.”
 
In his (very limited!) spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and playing American Football.
 
Anyone interested in singing with the choir is welcome to turn up at the rehearsal on 4 September, or email membership@skiptonchoralsociety.com

Updated 27/11/2017