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Ilkley Concert Club season starts with David’s celebration
The new season of Ilkley Concert Club got under way at The King’s Hall last week with a musical celebration of community stalwart David Pyett, who has been chairman of the club for the last 36 years.
A highlight of the first concert of the club’s 67th season was Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring and a specially-commissioned piece to honour Mr Pyett’s work: Tarka by Arthur Butterworth.
As well as being chairman since 1977, David Pyett was also a founding member of Ilkley Concert Club back in April 1946.
The club has a tradition of season tickets being sold out fast but there is always the chance to get tickets for individual concerts.
Secretary of the club Josephine Wesley said: “Subscription tickets have sold out again for the new season of Ilkley Concert Club, and this is not surprising when you view the list of top concerts on offer.
“However, do not despair if you are not a season ticket holder because seats are always available for individual concerts and we also have a tradition of concert club members letting us know if they cannot attend a concert so that their tickets can be made available for re-sale.”
Ilkley Concert Club chairman David Wharmby asks that any season ticket holders who are unable to attend to contact Jennie Rundle on (01943) 609045 between 10am and 7pm, the same number as requests for tickets.