Skipton Ladies' Choir


Your story

We are an enthusiastic group of local women, who share a love of singing. We cover a broad range of styles that bring great enjoyment to our audiences. Rehearsing together helps us to develop both individually and as a choir.

Group introduction

The choir was formed 27 years ago by Glyn Evans, who is still our musical director. We are about 25 in number with ages ranging from thirty something to eighty plus.We are entirely self funded and everyone is welcome to join.

We support Skipton Music Festival every year and present a summer and Christmas Concert. In addition we sing at local Nursing Homes such as Craven, Abbeyfield, Steeton and Gills Top, where residents can join in with some of our songs. These sessions are appreciated by residents and staff, as well as being enjoyed by the choir.

We have supported charitable causes such as, The Beamsley Project, providing holiday accommodation for disabled and disadvantaged youngsters. Last year we also sang to raise money for the Kajuli Appeal, which supports persecuted christians in Sudan, funding educational and humanitarian schemes. We work on a varied programme of musical styles, to achieve a high standard of performance for our local audience.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

Grassroots funding would enable us to extend our repertoire even more, through the purchase of sheet music and music books arranged for choirs. In addition, we could purchase relevant music to share with nursing home residents on our visits there. Our Christmas concerts would also benefit from the purchase of more carol sheets, to enhance participation for our audiences. Through constantly expanding our repertoire, we aim to bring an excellent level of performance and enjoyment to our concerts, and charitable appearances.

Any funding we receive from the Society's Grassroots Giving Scheme will be both appreciated, and put to good use by our choir, which is itself firmly 'rooted' in Skipton.

""Most of us arrive for rehearsals tired, sometimes bringing the concerns of family, health and work with us, but without exception we all leave feeling much better and in love with life again. We work hard and are all good friends"

Glyn Evans, Musical Director."

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