Skipton Choir sings up in support of Dementia Forward and Luke Mortimer

The Skipton Choir is getting ready for two summer performances next month in support of good causes.

The first is on Saturday 2nd July at Christ Church in Skipton when the choir will join Skipton Community Orchestra and Skipton Music Centre to present The Sounds of the Movies. The event, which starts at 7pm, is asking for voluntary donations to Dementia Forward.

David Weale, the choir’s musical director, says: “The evening is being organised by the Skipton orchestra as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations with a view to promoting amateur music-making in the area. It promises to be a real community event – the orchestra has put a lot of hard work into organising this and we’re delighted to have been invited to be part of it.

"We’re looking forward to performing a short set with a number of new songs that we’ve been working hard on at our spring rehearsals.”

A week later on Saturday 9th July, the choir has been invited to sing at a black-tie fundraiser at the Cavendish Pavilion at Bolton Abbey, in aid of the 'This is Luke' appeal for 9-year-old meningitis victim Luke Mortimer from Embsay. It follows the success of The Skipton Choir's 'Concert for Luke' back in April which raised £1,000.

Choir chairman Carol Squire says: “Adam, Luke’s father, invited the choir to sing for guests at the fund-raising event he is organising to help Luke, who lost both hands and legs after contracting meningococcal meningitis in December 2019.

"After meeting Luke and his family at the April concert, the choir was delighted to be asked and only too happy to help.”

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