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Wow!

As they almost used to say, That was a Week, That Was! We had an amazing week of performance in Christ Church … it was crowned with a fabulous concert in the Town Hall.  That was only the third time … Continue reading

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Bookings are flooding in…

Ticket sales are forging ahead for our Centenary Concert with Jess Gillam! Jess will be playing alongside several of the emerging stars who will have been entertaining us during the week-long Festival in Christ Church, Skipton during the previous week. … Continue reading

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We are live

The Festival Syllabus for our Centenary Year is now published and the booking system is live (though you cannot actually complete a booking before 31st October) We look forward to seeing a bumper crop of entries in this, our Centenary … Continue reading

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Full Steam Ahead!

We’ve just about got our beans in a row for 2022… The first big news is that, with support from the Arts Council, we have arranged for Jess Gillam to headline our Centenary Concert. Jess is an internationally acclaimed saxophonist, … Continue reading

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A New Competition!

We are proud to introduce a new competition for 2021.  As we were unable to hold the usual week’s Festival in March, we have developed a drawing and essay event for all children, from Primary School upwards.  They will be … Continue reading

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Seen us on Facebook?

Our Facebook page (at facebook.com/SkiptonMusicFestival) is filling up! Online at the moment, there are some pen-portraits of our leavers this year.  Chris and Jacob are up there at the moment – there are more to come! Scroll down a little…  … Continue reading

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Festival 2021

It will come as no surprise… Your Festival Committee met on 29th December to discuss the 2021 Festival.  With the gloomy news that day that COVID-19 cases had increased by a record number and with the near-certainty of new restrictions, … Continue reading

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Regional Championships

We had a ball at the Regional Championships!  Josh did himself (and Skipton!) proud as the best performers from around Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire came together at Leeds College of Music for a fabulous day of performance.  Where else could … Continue reading

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BIFF Championship

Good luck to Josh! Good luck to Josh Luxon-Robinson, as he travels to Leeds on Saturday (7th September) to take part in the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Regional Championship! This prestigious contest gathers together the elite performers from all of … Continue reading

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Opera North

Opportunities with Opera North Can you sing?  Can you play the violin?  Aged 9-16? Opera North are looking to cast young singers (particularly ones who play violin at Grade 5 standard) in two upcoming productions. Here’s a really exciting opportunity … Continue reading

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