Archive | December, 2012


20 Dec

hello everyone,

just wanted to post a quick reminder that OTLEY A CAPPELLA will be meeting tonight (20th  december) to have a little review of what we have done so far. see you at the woolpack from 7pm (there may even be a glass of wine in it for you!)

this past monday 17th december was our END OF TERM show at otley courthouse – and saw our first ever performances from the young people’s SING IT! choir and OTLEY A CAPPELLA. it was such an incredible evening and i was overwhelmed with all the support and energy our singers put in to the evening. 

SING IT sang 2 adele songs they have been working on as well as the ol’ shakin stevens classic ‘merry christmas everyone’. the girls did so well and are really beginning to sing well as a group. next year we will be meeting at 10.15am every saturday so we look forward to meeting again in january.

OTLEY A CAPPELLA performed 2 songs with the OTLEY UKULELE ORCHESTRA which were ‘mele kalikimaka’ and ‘blue christmas’. it was a proud moment for me – knowing how much work both groups had put into the performance. the choir also sang ‘o come all ye faithful’ and ‘moving on up’, which sounded so powerful. i can’t wait to get working on more songs next year – building on our repertoire and hopefully more performances.

so keep 10th january 2013 free as this will be our first OTLEY A CAPPELLA session in the new year. the SING IT choir and all saturday sessions for young people will start back on 12th january from 9am. 

if i don’t see you tonight….have a fun filled festive season!


Come and hear OTLEY A CAPPELLA and SING IT! in action this monday!

13 Dec

hello everyone!

just reminding you that our first proper performance is taking place this monday (17th december 2012) at the courthouse, otley, as part of the woolpack end of term show! tickets are £3 on the door (if you are not performing) and it’s going to be a cracker.

we have some festive songs for you to enjoy as well as some songs we have been working on in the relatively short time we have been singing together. the sing it! girls also have a lovely performance lined up for you….please come and show your support for them….!

at the a cappella session tonight we consolidated all the songs we will be performing paying special attention to MOVING ON UP (which is sounding so awesome!)

here are the separate parts from the original rough demo i did if any performers want to practise them but please excuse the quality!


MOVING ON UP harmony 1

MOVING ON UP harmony 2



we are also looking forward to a new year and new songs. mondays gig will be an excellent opportunity to see if you would like to be a part of what we do – it really is a lovely bunch of people who love to sing. if you’re interested in popping in to see if you’d like it then you would be VERY welcome!