THE SKIPTON CHOIR BACK ON SONG!
The Skipton Choir is back together again.
The 50-strong choir – originally established more than a decade ago – has started meeting for ‘live’ rehearsals after a break of 17 months. Members met for the first time at Skipton Girl’s High School at the beginning of August.
Said the choir’s musical director David Weale: “We’ve managed to stay together during the various lockdowns and COVID restrictions by meeting each week on Zoom. It isn’t the same, but it kept everyone in touch and last year we managed to do two virtual performances in aid of charity which gave everyone a real focus and reason to practice. However, nothing beats being able to get together and sing together and it was fantastic to see so many familiar faces on our first night back.”
Initially the choir will brush up on songs from its extensive repertoire but hopes to be back on the performance circuit by the end of the year.
In 2020 The Skipton Virtual Choir released their original recording of 'We Will Sing Again' to raise funds for local charity Dementia Forward.
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.
The Skipton Choir is a new choir in name only. In fact it was been running for 10 years as part of the ‘Rock Up and Sing’ family of choirs originally conceived by Rhiannon Gayle, which was disbanded in 2019.