Skipton Concerts Celebrating Female Composers

THE third concert of Skipton Music’s 75th anniversary season celebrating female composers features award-winning Brazilian soprano Gabriella Di Laccio and the Audacium Baroque Ensemble.

Gabriella is the founder and curator of the groundbreaking charity ‘Donne – Women in Music’, the organization that does so much to promote the music of female composers in the UK and around the world. She was named one of the 100 most powerful women in the world by the BBC in 2018.

Joining Gabriella will be Layil Barr on viol/recorder, James Akers, lutenist on guitar/theorbo and David Wright on harpsichord. Together, they will perform a program of music by female composers from the 17th century to the present day, including Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and many others.

A Skipton Music spokesperson said: “We have been delighted with the feedback from our first two gigs. Viewer numbers are growing and our profile has increased nationally with praise for our season of female songwriters coming from musicians and performers across the UK.

“The third concert of our 75th anniversary season takes place with the support of a generous bequest from Dr Philip da Costa. Philip was a regular at Skipton Music concerts and a passionate Baroque music enthusiast. We are delighted to welcome four members of his family who will travel from Sheffield to attend this very special concert with Audacium Baroque Ensemble.

Worry is Tuesday, December 6 at Skipton Town Hall.

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