Skipton Choral Society was set up in 2013 to perform with the Skipton Building Society Camerata Orchestra. The Choral Society held its inaugural concert on 13 April 2013, performing The Creation by Josef Haydn in Christ Church, Skipton.

Since then we have had several successful concerts including Bach’s St John Passion, Mendelsohn’s Elijah and Beethoven’s Choral Symphony. We have also sung at Grassington Festival and  held Christmas Concerts in Craven Court, Skipton.

Now an independent choral society and under the auspices of our dynamic Musical Director Toby Wardman (until November 2016 - we're now looking for his successor), we hope to encourage more local singers to join us and build a wide range of repertoire.

Welcome to Robert Webb, our interim conductor. Robert 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, 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).

He is Director of The Ascension Singers, a vocal consort formed in 2011 specialising in Renaissance polyphony and contemporary music; and Pinsuti Choir, a small chamber choir based in the Ilkley area who specialise in unaccompanied sacred and secular music.

He teaches at Hipperholme Grammar School, and Skipton Girls High School and is Musical Director of Vocal Expressions, a ladies choir based in the Holme Valley.

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Skipton Choral Society
is a member of
Registered Charity No1169288
Registered address
4 Woodlands Terrace
Threshfield BD23 5EU
Updated 14/11/2016