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6:11 PM 4th November 2023

The Skipton Choir To Premiere Christmas Peace Song At December Concert

The Skipton Choir will give its first ever performance of a song, written and composed by two key members, at its Christmas Concert at Christ Church on Saturday 2 December.

David Weale and Carol Squire
David Weale and Carol Squire
Called ‘Shine Out’ it has been written by chairman Carol Squire with music by musical director David Weale.

Carol said:
“The song is very much about peace and hope at Christmas. Given everything that is happening around the world at the moment, we felt this would offer the audience a more thoughtful element to the programme.”

David said:
“There should be something for everyone – lots of well-known tracks as well as a couple of more considered pieces, including the first public airing of 'Shine Out'. The second half will give everyone a chance to join in and sing along to a selection of Christmas favourites and evergreens.”

Being held in aid of ‘Skipton Step into Action’, the concert will feature a first half mix of musical mashups, upbeat swing and iconic pop classics.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £12.50 (£10 concessions).