Welcome To Skipton Music

Update on concerts during 2021-2022

Here at Skipton Music we sincerely hope that you and your loved ones continue to be safe and well in what remains a difficult and uncertain phase of the global pandemic.

As this is the time of year when we would normally be announcing our next season of concerts and opening the sale of season tickets, we thought it would be appropriate to update you on our plans for 2021-2022.

Our committee members are very keen to start putting on concerts again as soon as possible at the newly refurbished Skipton Town Hall. However, we do feel that the ongoing uncertainty makes it difficult to commit to a concert series in the usual format, i.e. six pre-announced concerts with the option to buy season tickets in advance. Instead, we are aiming to put on a number of individual concerts with the first one held in autumn 2021.

When planning this year’s programme, we will prioritise those artists we had originally booked for 2020-2021. Highlights of the season will therefore hopefully include the winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition, Eric Lu, ‘BBC Introducing Artists’ the Borealis Saxophone Quartet and, following their Proms debut this summer, Manchester Collective featuring violinist Rakhi Singh.

As we have now transferred our Box Office to Skipton Town Hall, you will be able to purchase all tickets here. We’re very excited about this new arrangement which will make it much easier to process both ticket sales and possible refunds. All concerts will also be held in line with Covid-related guidance provided by the Town Hall at any given time.

We really hope to be operating under more normal circumstances in 2022-2023, as this will be our 75th anniversary season. Plans are already afoot for a very special series of concerts as well as a return to our usual system of season tickets - more details to follow in the coming months.

In the meantime, we wish you all a pleasant summer and please be sure to keep an eye on this website, our social media and the local press for any forthcoming announcements.

Frank Finlay

Chair, Skipton Music
July 2021