Otley Chamber Orchestra
Guest Conductor (Feb.- May 2014) – Mark Ostyn
Leader – Chris Hodges
Since its foundation in January 2009, the Otley Chamber Orchestra has rehearsed fortnightly at the Courthouse Arts Centre. Members come from Otley and surrounding areas and numbers have grown to over 50 experienced and capable players.
Rehearsals for 2014 are held at the Courthouse twice a month at 7pm on the following dates:
Jan 12th and 26th Feb 9th and 23rd Mar 9th and 23rd Apr 6th, 13th, and 27th
May 11th (Concert 18th May) Jun 8th and 22nd Jul 13th Sep 14th and 28th
Oct 12th and 26th Nov 9th and 23rd Dec 14th
Experienced new String and Brass players welcome. The Woodwind places are currently full but we keep a ‘waiting list’ of extra players who may get a chance to cover absences or for join in larger works.
The Orchestra’s Spring Concert will be on Sunday 18th May 2014 at Wesley Hall, Boroughgate, Otley at 7.30pm.
At previous concerts the Orchestra has performed:
28th April 2013: Schubert Overture Rosamunde; Beethoven Symphony No 2; Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
25 March 2012: Beethoven Overture Coriolan; Haydn Symphony 104; Nicolai Overture The Merry Wives of Windsor; Bizet Carmen Suite No 1.
27 March 2011: Mozart Overture The Magic Flute; Haydn Symphony No 103 The Drum Roll ; Mendelssohn Symphony No4 The Italian
Here are some audience reactions:
“Thank you for a most enjoyable evening. It was hard to believe that the orchestra had been so recently formed and a tremendous tribute to their dedication. Of course, having such a leader (violinist) is a great bonus.”
“Triumphant OCO Spring Concert – very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed it – the Mendelssohn seemed to be the audience favourite!”
“My parents who came along to support us last night thoroughly enjoyed the concert & they commented on how much we’d improved compared to last year’s concert. My father was particularly complimentary about the woodwind!”
“My 7 year old son came and really loved it. He liked the flutes especially!”
“VERY WELL DONE TO YOU ALL. The orchestra has come on a very long way!!”
For further information, contact – Helen Thornton 01943 463099 email@example.com or John Restorick 01943 875176 firstname.lastname@example.org