Dance of the Furies - 
Friday 6th March, 7.30pm | Christ Church, Skipton


Join Skipton Camerata on Friday 6th March at 7.30pm for an evening of fiery, even diabolical, music including:

Haydn's Fire Symphony

and music by Mozart, Gluck, JC Bach and Boccherini.

Conducted and introduced by Ben Crick

3 Songs, 3 Symphonies and a Devilish Dance

A concert of passion and romance features music influenced by the Sturm und Drang ('storm and stress') literary movement that swept through Germany in the 1760s and ’70s.

Sparks fly from the start with Gluck’s passionate ‘Dance of the Furies’ from his opera Orpheus and Eurydice, the story of a musician’s descent into the underworld to rescue his wife.

Italian composer, Luigi Boccherini so admired Gluck’s ‘Dance of the Furies’ that he ‘borrowed’ it for the last part of his short but dazzlingly virtuosic symphony entitled ‘The House of the Devil’ which ends the concert. 

The famous lament from Gluck’s opera, ‘What shall I do without Euridice?’ (because he only went and lost her again), is sung by talented soprano Charlotte Hoather who also sings music by JC Bach (son of the more famous JS Bach) and Mozart.

Charlotte has written on her blog about the joy she's had in translating and researching Mozart’s aria.

Haydn’s ‘Fire Symphony’ (so fiery Haydn also used the music for a play called The Conflagration) and a passionately charged symphony by JC Bach complete what will be a blazing evening.

"Hoather, in particular, is exceptional, singing beautifully and engaging with her audience every moment of the performance and beyond". Keith Bruce - The Herald. 

How to Book

Tickets range from £5 - £22 and can be purchased online at or by calling 0333 666 3366 (£1.75 booking fee applies for phone bookings). 

Book Here - Friday 6th March 7.30pm, Tickets £5.00 - £22.00
We look forward to seeing you there. 

Best wishes,
The Skipton Camerata
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