SETTLE Orchestra is looking forward to getting back to performing again with two concerts this month at Settle Parish Church and at Christ Church, Skipton.

Each year the orchestra is conducted by a student of the graduate conducting course at the Royal Northern School of Music, and this year is delighted to welcome the effervescent Columbian conductor Elizabeth Gallego.

A spokesperson said: “For her first concert, Elizabeth has chosen three delightful and positive pieces from 18th century Austria, beginning with the overture to Mozart’s light-hearted opera Cosi fan tutte and ending with Beethoven’s first symphony.

“If anyone thinks of Beethoven only as a composer of soul-searching, heavy music this symphony will come as a welcome surprise – light, humorous, even delicate in places, but still with flashes of the originality of his mature style.”

Also, principal cellist, Bob Buller, will perform Haydn’s early cello concerto in C major, with the orchestra will led as usual by Anne Heaton.

The concerts will take place at Settle Parish Church on Saturday, November 20 and at Christ Church, Skipton on Saturday, November 27. Both concerts will start at 7.30pm. Tickets £12 from Forage and Feast, Duke Street, Settle; Bentham Post Office, online at:, or on the door.