Tag Archives: gigs

Singing through Spring and into Summer 2016

15 May

Hello lovely singers!

It’s a lovely time of year and we have all ready started a new season of songs to get our spirits lifted on a Thursday evening! There is nothing quite like singing together in a group of people and when we start to hear a piece come together with harmonies and dynamics, it is such a great sound! I also enjoy our post-choir drink (usually at The Horse and Farrier), where we get to chat and hang out together. New singers (and those who maybe haven’t been in a while!) are always welcome at The Woolpack Studios on a Thursday – we hope to see you soon.

For those of you interested in performing – we have an end of term concert planned for FRIDAY 15th JULY 2016 at Otley Parish Church. It will be a celebration of Leeds choirs and I am extremely happy to be singing on the same bill as Sally’s Army, Ilkley Moornotes and Good In Parts. We will be raising money for the Joanna Project so it will be an evening not to be missed. WATCH THIS SPACE!


*for separate parts – please see the HAVE A LISTEN! page*





ROYALS – Lorde



Our next performance

3 Mar

We’re busy practising for our next performance – hope you can join us!


We will be performing the songs we have been practising since January this year – this would be a great concert to come to if you have been thinking of joining the choir but have not yet come along. Everyone is welcome!

The event is free however we will be holding a raffle in order to raise money for The Woolpack Studios.

Hope to see you very soon

Getting Ready For Christmas

31 Oct

We’ve started working on our Christmas Songs!


– O Holy Night (all parts)

– O Holy Night (lead)

– O Holy Night (harmony 2)

– O Holy Night (harmony 1)

And here is the score



– all parts

– harmony 2

– harmony 1

– lead

– bass



We’ve also got a few gigs coming up and I’m really excited to perform these songs – it’s been great to hear how much the songs are improving week on week thank you to all your hard work

26th November – Horse and Farrier from 8:30pm
12th December – Otley Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival from 4pm

flyer 2015 snowflakes

17th December – Horse and Farrier Woolpack Christmas Tree Festival from 8:30pm

So spread the word and get all your friends to come and hear us!

Here are the songs we’ll be singing… so get listening to them and get familiar with them before our Thursday sessions


Hope to see you all really soon 🙂

June 2015 – Working towards our next performance

4 Jun

We will be performing at Korks on 24th July alongside Otley Ukulele Orchestra and The Fortnights. It’s very exciting to have a gig to prepare for especially when there will be a few collaborations on the night!

We will be looking at the songs we will be performing at the event over the coming Thursdays – so I hope to see you here at The Woolpack Music Studios very soon!

Tonight we will start to look at a new song – and one we will be singing with Otley Ukulele Orchestra at the concert…

Hope you like it!

WEATHER WITH YOU OAC – sheet music

– WEATHER WITH YOU MP3 demo + ukulele

Here is the original version – ah the memories?! The 1990s was such a great time for music…

Watch this space for more details of our up and coming perfomance and rehearsal schedule

Merry Christmas Everyone!

24 Dec

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has come along to The Woolpack on a Thursday eve and put in so much to the choir. We have had a great year and I really can see and hear that we are going from strength to strength.

One of the most magical moments for me was WHITE CHRISTMAS and WAR IS OVER with The Fortnights at Korks last Sunday. AMAZING! But this year we have also had the magical experiences of singing for the Tour De France crowds, the Food Bank, the Donkey Sanctuary and The Christmas Tree festival.

It’s really exciting to think what 2015 has in store for us… new songs, performances and lots of fun Thursdays together.

Wishing you and your nearest and dearest a very Happy Christmas and a lovely new year! (We are singing for Tealbeck on Christmas Day at 2pm if you fancy joining us for an hour – meet at The Woolpack 1:45pm – all welcome!)

Listen to how amazing you all sound!!!!

December 2014

21 Nov

We have been busily preparing for Christmas and the songs are really starting to take shape!

We have 4 performances over the festive period so I really hope you can make some (or all!) of the dates… even if you haven’t been along for a while we’d always love to see you.

7th December – Victorian Fayre (2:30pm) at The Woolpack. Victorian costume encouraged but not essential!
13th December – Christmas Tree Festival (4pm – 6pm) at The Parish Church
18th December – Carols at The Roebuck (7:30pm)
21st December – The Woolpack Christmas Party (7:30pm onwards) at Korks (we’ll be singing one song with a band!!)

Click here to see the calendar of events including rehearsals and songs we’ll be singing…
OAC December 2014

OAC Roebuck

xmas party flyer low res

A few of us are gathering on Christmas Day to sing for our friends at Tealbeck. If you are free and fancy a sing – we’d love to see you. Meet at The Woolpack at 1:45pm and we’ll have a sherry afterwards!

We’re throwing another party this year because we had such a great time last year! Entrance is ticket only so please email me for a ticket jen@bighooha.co.uk. £15 includes hot food by Nikki’s Pop-Up Kitchen, dance floor, great tunes and cafe area. Come and welcome in 2015 with friends!

NYE 2014

THE FIRST OAC of 2015 will be Thursday 15th January 7:30pm!

Think that is all for now!

I will add all the sheet music you might need to the SONGS page (up top of screen!) 🙂

Getting ready for Christmas!

6 Nov

Oh yes it’s that time of year again! And this year we are excited to have 4 opportunities to sing in Otley this festive season

December 7th – Otley Victorian Fayre
December 13th – Otley Christmas Tree Festival
December 18th – Carol Singing at The Roebuck
December 21st – The Woolpack Christmas Party at Korks

Here are the carols we are learning – I will upload more as we go along!

OAC Hark The Herald Verse 1 and 2

OAC Hark The Herald VS 3

OAC Silent Night

Hope to sing with you all very soon