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Skipton Camerata: A Yorkshire Nativity

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Celebrate Christmas this year with two perennial favourites – Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and Bach’s Wachet Auf! – and Ben Crick’s new oratorio A Yorkshire Nativity incorporating 18th century carols written for the churches and market places of Yorkshire. 

Corelli Christmas Concerto
Bach Wachet Auf
Crick A Yorkshire Nativity (first performance)

The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds
Skipton Building Society Camerata
Ben Crick conductor

A Yorkshire Nativity

A collection of old carols, many written by an 18th century Yorkshire blacksmith, are the inspiration behind Ben Crick’s new oratorio, A Yorkshire Nativity.

Dubbed a ‘modern day nativity’ the piece will have its world premiere at Skipton Town Hall this December. It takes the 300-year-old tunes written by working-class Yorkshire artisans and combines them with new music by Ben Crick to form a 45-minute piece that tells a contemporary Christmas analogy.

Ben Crick was born in Huddersfield and now lives in rural Skipton. He’s held a BBC Music Fellowship, worked with orchestras around the world, and is Artist Director of Skipton Building Society Camerata – the Skipton Town Hall Orchestra in Residence.

The libretto for the oratorio is written by the Bradford playwright, Sally Edwards.

Read more about A Yorkshire Nativity on our News page.


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Skipton Camerata

Founded in 2004 by its artistic director, Ben Crick, Skipton Camerata is North Yorkshire’s only professional orchestra and is the Skipton Town Hall orchestra in residence. In 2005, the orchestra took on the name Skipton Building Society Camerata in recognition of the generous support it continues to receive from its major sponsor, Skipton Building Society.

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