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Music for Fun (5405/music)

This course is purely for the enjoyment of singing and\or playing music. We are not a choir and no perceived ability to do either is required. If you only sing in the shower that's fine. ! Everyone welcome. We don't provide music but words and chords are projected onto the wall. We sing and accompany a very wide variety of songs old and new , including folk and sea shanties classic pop American song book jazz etc. We would like it to be a proactive group where members feel relaxed enough to request songs and \or lead them if they wish and make suggestions. Otherwise the course leaders will choose around a dozen songs each. We have a coffee break when members are encouraged to socialise.Keywords: based in Skipton,mixed group ,amateur, singers, instrumentalists, no audition required.

  • Meets: Tuesday weekly Oct - Mar 10:30 - 12:15 Trinity Methodist Church 9/1/2024 to 12/3/2024 break 13/2/2024
  • Leader(s): Lesley Widdop,Graham Read
  • Contact: Click here to contact the Group Leader
Craven u3a Orchestra (5407/music)

If you play, or have ever played, an instrument you will be welcome at the orchestra. Our members have varying levels of skill from beginners to the highly proficient, but all share an enthusiasm for making music together. Our repertoire ranges widely over the musical landscape from Mozart and Haydn to Johann Strauss. We also play music from films and musicals. The rehearsals are always an enjoyable and rewarding way of spending an afternoon.

Popular Music 1920-1970 (39347/music)

We trace the story of popular music from 1920 until 1970. Our music starts with Ragtime and Charleston in the 20's, the beginnings of film music, British dance bands in the 1930's, Film music (Astaire & Rogers, Eddy & McDonald, etc), American big bands, wartime music, post-war popular music in England and America, 1950's theatre and film music, rock 'n roll, 1960's (Beatles, etc). Literally, everything our parents (and ourselves!) have enjoyed over 50 years 1920-1970. We manage to hear 25 different tracks each week, everything from Bing to the Beatles, via Benny and Barbra! Add a break for tea and biscuits (chocolate!) and we enjoy a delightfully nostalgic two hours every Tuesday afternoon. In good company! I promise you a really enjoyable time.

Adventure into Classical Music (54120/music)

Are you looking for a Music club in Skipton? Do you enjoy listening to classical music but wish you knew more of it and more about it? This group aims to cater for you - we shall listen to all sorts of music - often starting from something familiar and then exploring pieces that relate to it, always accompanied by some explanation or story which sheds new light or asks an intriguing question. There will also be a strand of discovery in each meeting - on this occasion we shall be looking at the development of the string quartet over the last three centuries.

Culture Vulture Club (54124/outdoor)

WhatsApp group who agree trips to theatre, cinema live Arts etc in local towns

Handels Heroines (54131/music)

Although he was never romantically linked with anyone, male or female, Handel showed, in his operas and oratorios, a good understanding of women. The group will hear some beautiful music written for heroines and a few villainesses, and will learn something of the singers and how Baroque opera worked.

Opera DVDs (54135/music)

To see opera is to see the climax of music and drama, the summit of tragedy and comedy. This is a new Craven u3a group, for anyone interested in exploring opera. We meet fortnightly in Skipton at the Sandylands Sports Centre, and watch an opera chosen and presented by a member of the group, with time for tea and discussion. If you have an opera film on DVD or digital media that you would like to show and give a short talk about, then please offer. I will start off the season with Wagner's opera Das Rheingold. New members can join at anytime

The Story Behind the Song (54148/music)

We'll look at songs we all know and trace their history. Pop songs, hymns, playground songs, folk songs and the songs we sang at school. They all have an interesting past. Members will not be expected to sing.