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 professional scientist working for the University of Leeds.
Our next concert is Saturday, 25th April 2020, 4pm
Wesley Hall, Boroughgate, Otley
Copland Outdoor Overture
Sibelius Karelia Suite
Beethoven Symphony No 8
Suppe Light Cavalry Overture
Under its young permanent conductor Chris Pelly the OCO demonstrated what amateur orchestral playing can achieve. An excellent evening of music making from an orchestra going from strength to strength.
– Wharfedale Observer May 2019
The Otley Chamber Orchestra adds a classical dimension to the town’s well established live music scene.
– Yorkshire Life September 2019
The OCO enters its eleventh season in fine fettle following its well received concert in May 2019.
– Otley Matters December 2019
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 22nd 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.
Hansel and Gretel Overture
Symphony No 101 The Clock
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.