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The Category Otley is a subset of Yorkshire (North). Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the Otley which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Aireborough Gilbert & Sullivan Society

- Otley Ukulele Orchestra

- White Rose Chorus

 

‘Created in 1991 ... With concerts, dances, workshops, sessions and street entertainment on offer, there should be something for everybody.’ Held Late September.

 

* Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival

'Acts as a host for local singers and musicians and for guest artists. Singing and playing usually starts around 8:30 p.m. The Folk Club works on rotation basis, alternating weekly between singers nights and booked artists ... New performers always welcome, whether you are a singer or a musician, solo artist or group. Simply turn up on the night' (or contact beforehand).

 

* Otley Folk Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Widely recognised as one of the leading community orchestras in the UK. Dating back to 1898 and originally known as the Keighley and District Orchestral Society, its name was changed to the “Airedale Symphony Orchestra” in 1982 ... Since 1982, the ASO has built up a high reputation for its performances, largely playing to near capacity audiences ... They regularly receive excellent reviews in the local and national press.'

 

+ Airedale Symphony Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A mixed-voice choir of some 36 members who have been performing a variety of choral music since its foundation in 1996 ... Our repertoire includes folk songs, spirituals, classical and sacred music, as well as choral items by contemporary composers. Lighter music includes songs from the shows ... We seek to promote talented young musicians and invite them to join our concerts as guest artists.‘

 

+ Fairfax Singers

'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 ... 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 ...'

+ Otley Chamber Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1943, the flourishing society has about 60 members ... A full programme of concerts is given throughout the year. Many are joint concerts with our sister society, Ilkley Choral Society, with whom we share a conductor ... We welcome new singers of all levels of experience. Auditions are not required, just enthusiasm and love of music.’

+ Otley Choral Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed in 2012: 'We meet regularly throughout the year, about once a term, and rehearse in a fairly unusual way. Our first rehearsal, on Friday evening, is a play-through of the works to be covered that weekend. Our second rehearsal, on Sunday morning, is in small groups: firstly in same instrument sectionals, then in string quartets and other small ensembles. Our third rehearsal, on Sunday afternoon, is with our conductor and at the end of this session we give a short informal concert to families with children, friends and anybody who would like to come along.'

 

+ Wharfedale Chamber Ensemble
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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