Our Next Performance

1 Apr

woolpack showcase april 2017

We’ve been busy practising our songs for our next performance 21st April! This is going to be a fun evening celebrating the music from The Woolpack Studios and there will be a licensed bar and delicious food from Nikki at All Good Things.

To reserve tickets for your loved ones or for more info – pleaseΒ CLICK HERE!

See you on 13th April for our next session



New Songs for January 2017

19 Jan

We have been working on two great songs so far this term… one is brand new to Otley A Cappella; our version of Joe Cocker’s version of The Beatles ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’! I love how powerful and heavy it is – and there are some lovely harmonies from the many singers on the stage.

Hear his version from the Mad Dogs and Englishmen 1970 tour, which features songwriter and musician Leon Russell who sadly died in 2016.

Here’s our version

For the separate parts please see the HAVE A LISTEN page. The sheet music can be found on the SONGS WE DO page.

We have also re-introduced our arrangement of Elbow’s ‘One Day Like This’- which has been a favourite since we did it all those years ago!

New singers are always welcome! We will continue to meet weekly (with a break for the school holidays in February and April) so we hope to see you very soon. πŸ™‚


2 Jan

I hope you have all had a lovely festive season – we will be back singing together from 7:30pm on THURSDAY 12th JANUARY at The Woolpack Studios…

Expect new songs and good times!

Until then – here we are at The Christmas Tree Festival December 2016… we had a lovely time at this festive event and enjoyed singing the songs we’ve practised since September. Well done everyone!

Photo: Andy Hoyle (Otley Camera Club)

Winter Performances 2016

25 Nov

We are singing in Otley over the holiday season! Come and see us if you can! Both events are free to attend and we’d love to see you πŸ™‚



Autumn/Winter 2016

21 Oct

We have been enjoying some wonderful Thursday evenings singing together – and we are now looking ahead to performing in December.

We’ll be singing in the lovely Parish Church here in Otley on Saturday 10th December at 5pm to close the Christmas Tree Festival. Those who have been before will know what a lovely setting this is to sing in. I hope you can join us πŸ™‚

These are the songs we’ll performing (and therefore concentrating on in our up and coming Thursday evening sessions…)

For the PDF of the words and music please have a look at the SONGS WE DO page
For the individual parts – please have a look at the HAVE A LISTEN page

Caramel – Corinne Bailey Rae

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Nina Simone

Royals – Lorde

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson

O Holy Night – Traditional

I hope to see and sing with you all very soon


A Fantastic Evening

16 Jul

We had such a great night at Otley Parish Church, thank you to everyone who came to sing and to those who supported the event. There’ll be a fundraising for Joanna Project update soon! 

We thoroughly enjoyed Good In Parts, Sally’s Army and Ilkley Moornotes performances. It was a joy to sing a song altogether at the end! 

The team at the church really looked after us – and it was a night to remember! 

Here’s to the next performance – but in the meantime – here’s a video of us performing Tender by Blur πŸ™‚

Summer Sing – A Celebration Of Local Choirs

16 Jun

We are busy working towards our next performance at Otley Parish Church on 15th July


It will be a lovely evening celebrating the talents and diversity of 4 local community choirs.

Sally’s Army
Ilkley Moornotes
Good In Parts
Otley A Cappella

Please help us spread the word for this event as not only will it be a great evening out (there will be a licensed bar too!) but all proceeds raised will go to The Joanna Project, which works with vulnerable and hard to reach women who are trapped by life controlling addictions and who are often involved in street prostitution with all the exploitation and danger that involves. See http://www.joannaproject.co.uk for more details.

Tickets (Β£5.50) are available from Otley Parish Church and via PayPal http://www.woolpackstudios.co.uk

We hope to see you there! πŸ™‚