Skipton Choral Society is a mixed choir of 60-70 singers and is open to anyone who enjoys singing. We cover a wide range of types of music, mainly traditional but also some more innovative pieces, and our members vary in musical skills. A basic ability to read music is all that’s needed. The choir has been running since 2013 and whilst it is based in Skipton, membership comes from many of the surrounding towns and villages. We are a friendly group of singers and welcome new members. We meet on Monday evenings in Christ Church, Skipton and start at 7.15pm and finish at 9.15pm. Our year runs from September to July and we perform three major concerts each year as well as occasional public engagements such as Carolling. Follow the “Sing with us” link to find our more about joining us.
In-person rehearsals resumed from Monday 6th September 2021 and next term’s are starting from April 25th 2022. Rehearsals are in the main body of the church to allow for plenty of ventilation. Bring a mask for when we are moving around and not singing. Hand sanitiser will be available on entry.
Following a successful, and welcome, resumption of our concert performances in December 2021 and April 2022 we will be performing once more in Christ Church, Skipton at 7.30pm on 9th July. This will be a performance of a variety of anthems and celebratory pieces, including some favourite opera choruses, to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Save the date – We are pleased to be able to announce that we will be performing a special version of the Mozart Requiem in December 2022. We will be performing accompanied by York Railway Institute Brass Band in a specially written version of this classic work. There will be two performances, one on 3rd December in Skipton Town Hall and the second in Selby Abbey on 10th December. Both performance will have a 7.30pm start time.
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