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Skipton Choir's performance at Harrogate Choir Festival

On Saturday 13th April, the Skipton Choir performed at the Harrogate Choir Festival alongside 7 other community choirs from around Harrogate.  Each choir performed some of their favourite songs and the finale to the evening was a rousing number with all of the choirs singing together. 

‘Skipton Rocks On!’

Song release!

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One Day More - Les Miserables

One Day More - Les Miserables

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THE SKIPTON CHOIR RELEASES NEW SONG FOR CHARITY

 

The Skipton Choir has released a festive song for peace – aired for the first time at its Christ Church Christmas concert on Saturday (December 2) – in aid of charity. 

 

The song, ‘Shine Out’, written by choir chairman Carol Squire with the score by musical director David Weale-Davey, is available on YouTube (https://youtu.be/tdbJTgiU7a8)  with a link to JustGiving (https://www.justgiving.com/page/skiptonsongforpeace) where people can make a donation to the British Red Cross. People can also donate through the choir’s Facebook page, The Skipton Choir 'Skipton Rocks On'.

 

Said Carol: “The song is very much about peace and hope at Christmas and was incredibly well received when we performed it as our finale at the concert. Given everything that is happening around the world at the moment, we felt that by making it available to stream, we could present our song to a wider audience and raise money for an important cause.”

 

The concert itself was held in aid of ‘Skipton Step into Action’ and raised £500 for the local charity. The audience of 82 people enjoyed a first half mix of musical mashups, upbeat swing and iconic pop classics. Said David: “There was something for everyone – lots of well-known tracks as well as a couple of more considered pieces, including Shine Out. The second half gave everyone a chance to join in and sing along to a selection of Christmas favourites and evergreens.”

Under their Musical Director, David Weale, The Skipton Choir seeks to provide a fun, enthusiastic environment in which anyone can come and learn to sing, regardless of experience or ability. No auditions required, just a passion for singing and a desire to learn, as with us you will learn to improve your technique and develop as part of the choir. Our rehearsals are energetic and fun, with the joy of singing at their core, and there is plenty of opportunity to perform at events in and around Skipton.

 

Our repertoire includes a wide range of contemporary music, including popular songs, and music from films and theatre, all of which we sing in 4-part harmony. With us, you'll find not only your voice, but long-lasting friends.

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