An exciting 2023 – 2024 season ahead.

The Settle Orchestra is looking forward to another exciting season in 2023-24.
Each year we welcome a young conductor from the graduate conducting course at the Royal Northern College of Music. This year’s conductor is Maria Camila (“Maca”) Barbosa, a pianist and conductor from Columbia, who has already an impressive CV with conducting appearances in Bogotá, Sao Paulo, Florence and Manchester – and even an earlier cameo appearance with Settle Orchestra!
We will be giving two concerts each term, one in Settle and one in Skipton. In the autumn we join forces with the Langcliffe Singers for Brahms’ wonderfully moving and consoling “German Requiem”, with concerts in Skipton on 18 November, conducted by Maca Barbosa, and in Settle on 25 November, conducted by Darren Everhart, a long-time favourite of local audiences.
For the concerts in spring and summer 2024 Maca has chosen some very popular and impressive works, including Elgar’s cello concerto with Bob Buller, our principal cellist, Richard Strauss’ first horn concerto, and Beethoven’s seventh symphony.
We are always glad to hear from anyone who might like to join Settle Orchestra, or write music for us. We particularly welcome young instrumentalists and composers, and currently have vacancies for string and brass players. Rehearsals take place on Friday evenings in Settle. We sometimes need additional players for specific concerts and would be happy to hear from any local professionals interested in playing.
Why not come along to one of our concerts, in Settle or in Skipton, to enjoy an exhilarating evening, support local musicians and help keep music live? Full details of future concerts and contacts are on our website, We look forward to seeing you soon!