Otley Chamber Orchestra
The Otley Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2009 by a small group of keen local musicians who wanted to provide an opportunity for themselves and others to enjoy orchestral music-making. We have now grown to a group of 40 – 50 committed players who meet fortnightly at the Otley Courthouse Arts Centre. The emphasis is on enjoying playing the Classical and early Romantic repertoire,and also some early 20th century works. Once a year we give a public concert in the Methodist Hall in Boroughgate, Otley.
Chris Hodges joined Otley Chamber Orchestra as Leader in 2011. He has played the violin in more than 20 orchestras acting as Leader in several of them. He is a scientist working for the University of Leeds.
Our next concert will be on 25th April 2020
Programme to be confirmed
Rehearsals are from 7pm – 9pm on Sunday evenings at Otley Courthouse on the following dates:
15th and 29th
13th and 27th
10th and 24th
12th and 26th
2nd, 9th and 23rd
8th, 22nd and 29th
5th and 19th
17th and 31st
14th and 28th
Our concert will be on 25th April (4pm). We have an extra rehearsal on 29th March (10am – 4pm).
Rehearsal on concert day will be at Wesley Hall (1.15pm – 3.15pm).
Free parking is available at the car park adjacent to the venue.
There are currently a few vacancies for brass and percussionists and string players (Grade 6 and above).
Our woodwind section is currently full but we keep a Waiting List (Grade 8 and above) and do try to give those players a chance when the regular players are away.
If you are interested in joining, please contact our Secretary Helen Thornton using the details below.