About Us

Skipton Music promotes a varied programme of six concerts between October and March each year. The concerts are always well attended and the standard is consistently high.

Skipton Music plays a large part in the cultural life of Skipton and the Craven area. Since 1947 we have been privileged to hear classical chamber music presented by world-class artists such as Kathleen Ferrier, Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears, Andrés Segovia, Jacqueline du Pré, Nigel Kennedy and Kathryn Stott as well as the Brodsky, Endellion and Escher String Quartets. We also like to give a platform to up-and-coming performers – recent highlights include violinist Alina Ibragimova, trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and pianist Anna Tsybuleva (winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition to which we have a close link).

All concerts are open to the general public. However, our continued success – and sustainability – is largely due to the fact that most of our audience consists of season ticket holders. Season tickets are excellent value and guarantee the same seat for all six concerts. They are usually on sale between July and September. Once all season tickets have been allocated, if there are still seats available, we also sell advance tickets for individual concerts from September onwards. Both types of ticket can be purchased here. Payments are processed through Paypal and can be made with a debit or credit card or through a Paypal account. Tickets can also be reserved beforehand or bought at the door. We are always keen to welcome young people to our concerts, which is why tickets for accompanied school students cost only £1. For more information please use our contact form or telephone 01756 799912.

All the concerts in our 2019/20 season will be at Christ Church, Keighley Road, BD23 2AH. The Church has chairs, not pews, and there is an allocated seating plan. The building is wheelchair-accessible and there is a large public car park nearby.

Skipton Music is a not-for-profit charity run by a voluntary committee and is grateful to the many corporate and individual patrons whose sponsorship and support enable us to continue and flourish. This season’s corporate sponsors include Windstruments, Legal Records, the Railway Skipton, Whitakers Chocolates and Howcrofts’ Funeral Services.

For more information on our 2019/20 season, please follow the links provided. Alternatively you can also find out more up-to-date news on our artists, concerts and general activities on the Skipton Music Facebook page – please like, share and follow!

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For more information please use our contact form or telephone 01756 799912.


Honorary President Brian Davies
Concerts Secretary Sally Johnson
General Secretary Anne Wood
Treasurer Peter Leach
Box Office Barbara Jones
Programme Editor Christine Wilson
Other members Keith Reeves, Maurice White, Caroline Minton-Taylor