Appeal for children’s voices to star in new Otley town anthem

Sunset at Otley Chevin. PIC: Emma Booth
Sunset at Otley Chevin. PIC: Emma Booth
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A Community art project to record a new town anthem for Otley needs children’s voices to star on the recording.

Those behind the project, called Otley Voice Box, have appealed to the market town’s primary school children to join in and sing on the song which is now in its final stages of production.

The project was formed in May by former Terrorvision singer Tony Wright, who owns the town’s Bloomfield Square Cafe, along with town poet Matthew Hedley Stoppard, Sally Egan of Opera North and local musician Phil Snell.

Earlier this summer, they left a number of suggestion boxes around town asking people what Otley meant to them – to incorporate into the song.

They are now asking for children aged seven to 11 and their parents to attend a special recording at Otley Labour Rooms, on Nelson Street, on Saturday September 9 from 2pm to 3pm.

Sally said: “We aren’t looking necessarily for voices of angels rather for children who are willing to join in enthusiastically and make sure their voices are heard.”

Children should be willing to appear on the recording and to be potentially photographed as part of the session.

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