Tag Archives: Sing It!

April is here!

13 Apr

We had a lovely session this week after our 2 week break…it was great to sing together again after the performance at the Courthouse (which was incredible by the way!!!)

So we’re on for another load of new songs to sing together, and this week we started work on River Deep Mountain High (i promise the next song won’t be river related!)



The arrangement i have done is roughly based on the Four Tops and the Supreme’s version – as I like the idea of the men and women having a verse each as if they are having a conversation with each other.

Check out my rough demo here….

And the score here….

OAC River Deep Mountain High

looking forward to singing with the SING IT! choir next saturday morning….where we’ll be starting on some new songs together.

hope you see you soon!



12 Mar

the sun is shining on us here at the woolpack…not just literally but metaphorically too as our OTLEY A CAPPELLA sessions have been going really well!! we are sounding so much more confident in our singing together and the songs we will be performing on the 25th March at the Courthouse are coming together.

The Sing It! choir who meet every Saturday morning have also been working hard to develop performance and microphone techniques as well as learning the words to the songs they will be singing. It is lovely to see how the choir are working well together.

i am so excited for everyone to hear both choirs at the Courthouse. People will be blown away! all the hard work is really paying off.


Thursday 14th March 7pm – 8.30pm; normal OTLEY A CAPELLA session – run through 3 songs for performance

Saturday 16th March 10.15am; normal SING IT!! session -run through 3 songs for performance

Thursday 21st March 7pm – 8.30pm; OTLEY A CAPPELLA session (am hoping to record us!)

Sat 23rd March 10.15am; final SING IT! session before the gig

MONDAY 25th MARCH – WOOLPACK ALLSTARS SHOWCASE AT THE COURTHOUSE! see you there along with as many people as you can bring!


THURSDAY 28th MARCH 7pm-9pm (ish) Aftershow Party for Otley A Cappella and Otley Ukulele Orchestra….bring a bottle and some party food and we’ll have a party at the Woolpack! expect music, chat, dancing and hopefully some singing too!

SAT 30th March, 6th April, 13th April – NO SING IT! SESSIONS


keep singing everyone! you’re all amazing!

We got a gig coming up – and we ain’t afraid to SING!

5 Mar

The Otley A Capella choir and Sing It! junior choir are practising like mad for their next performance at Otley Courthouse in a few weeks time.

We would love to see as many people as possible supporting our lovely and very talented singers! Pop down…it will cost you 3 quid on the door and you will be home before 11pm!


At Otley A Cappella and Sing It! we like to encourage singing together as it is good for the heart and soul. this is our priority!

If you would like to come and join us or see what we’re about then come along to

Otley A Cappella (adults) 7pm-8.30pm Thursday at the Woolpack Music and Arts Studios

Sing It! (ages 10-16) 10:15 – 11:00 every Saturday during school term

or email jen@bighooha.co.uk for further information.


happy new year!

8 Jan

hello lovely singers!

i am really looking forward to thursday – and we will carry on where we left off with AIN’T NO SUNSHINE. have a listen to the demo to refresh your memory


i hope you can join us. if you are thinking of coming for the first time then you will be more than welcome. i promise you, there is no better way to beat the january blues than with a good sing with some lovely people!

so here are the photos from our end of term show back in december. my only regret is that i didn’t take any more – but i had quite a lot of running around to do! the performance was incredible and to think of what we achieved in such a small amount of time.


what a beautiful bunch of people! 😉

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don’t forget our juniors! sing it! starts up again this saturday (12th jan) from 10.15am. they sounded so awesome at the show and overcame their nerves to put on a great performance.

see ya!


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!



Getting in the Christmas Spirit!

15 Nov

tonight at otley a cappella we will be looking at an arrangement of this elvis classic….


hope you like it!

also on saturday, our sing it sisters (as yet no boys have joined!) will be starting their christmas campaign with festive songs they have requested.

it’s all go at the moment – we have performances coming up in december so we will keep you posted.

as always – thursday evenings at the woolpack 7pm for OTLEY A CAPPELLA (adults) and saturday mornings 10am for SING IT! (school year 5 and up) is open to all who are in those age groups – no auditions, no need to read music just a love of singing is all that is necessary!

if you like any more information please do not hesitate to get in touch


Coming up at Sing It! this week…..

12 Oct

well saturday is nearly upon us so i am hoping that you bring your best singing voices to the woolpack for 10am!

Sing It! is suitable for young people (school year 5 and up) who love singing cool songs together.

we will be working on some harmonies to the songs we have looked at already – so don’t worry if you have never been before….you will be more than welcome to come along and meet us.