Conductor & accompanist

PAT JORDAN is our regular accompanist

Pat studied piano with Celia Arieli and organ with Nicholas Danby at the Royal College  of Music. She first taught music at Pudsey Grammar School and from  1988 to 2013 taught piano at Bradford Grammar School.

Pat has been accompanist for Otley Choral Society since September 2000 and also accompanies the Leeds-based Wesley Singers. She has accompanied singing days for Bradford Festival Choral Society including a John Rutter singing day at St George’s Hall.

BARRY JORDAN, conductor

Since May 2015 Barry has been the Society’s conductor.

He studied organ and violin at The Royal Manchester College of Music and spent over

thirty years teaching music in schools in Bradford. In 1978 he became choirmaster at St

Andrew's Central Methodist Church in Pudsey, a post he held until 1990. During that period Barry was also Musical Director for Rawdon Amateur Operatic Society and Buttershaw Amateur Operatic Society.

Currently Barry conducts the Leeds-based Wesley Singers and is organist and choirrnaster

at Calverley Methodist Church.

Prior to his appointment as conductor of Otley Choral Society, he  had previously conducted several concerts for llkley and Otley Choral Societies, including works by Beethoven, Duruflé, Handel, Poulenc, Puccini, Rachmaninov and Vivaldi.