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Skipton Music Presents: Bloomsbury Quartet

ReCentred: Elizabeth Maconchy

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£25 | Under 30 £10 | Under 19 £2

Please note that for this concert the artists will perform at ground-floor level at the foot of the raked seating. Ground floor seating will then face the raked seating. All seat numbers will remain the same.

As a former Wigmore Hall/Open Academy Fellowship Ensemble, the Bloomsbury Quartet is passionate about engaging audiences with thought-provoking programmes…

Here the group presents a unique ‘concert experience’ that combines performance ‘in the round’ with a multimedia exhibition on the life and works of one of the finest composers the British Isles have ever produced: Dame Elizabeth Violet Maconchy LeFanu (1907-1994).

Bookended by an early and late string quartet, the concert also features music by Maconchy’s teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, daughter Nicola LeFanu and Leoš Janáček, a key influence during the composer’s later studies in Prague.


For this concert the Bloomsbury Quartet will be taking advantage of the flexibility of the Town Hall facilities to use a slightly different layout: the space where you would normally expect to find the stage will be used for the exhibition, and the quartet will perform at ground-floor level (at the foot of the raked seating) with the ground-floor seating turned to face the raked seating. All ground-floor seat numbers remain the same with Row AA at the front and GG at the back.

For full details of the music to be performed at this concert see

For more information about the artists and their programme see

With kind support from Craven District Council

Photo credits: Christian Maier Smith

About Skipton Music

Bringing world-class music to the Yorkshire Dales since 1947, Skipton Music is a not-for-profit charity run by a small team of local volunteers. Each year between October and March they host six public concerts at Skipton Town Hall together with a free afternoon concert for local primary schools. To mark their 75th anniversary in 2022/23, they are presenting a special themed concert series entitled ‘Hidden Treasures: Celebrating Women Composers Across the Ages’. To find out more about who they are and what they do, see You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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