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CONCERT REVIEW: Todmorden Choral Society Summer Concert – Central Methodist Church, Todmorden – 2nd...

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Conductor Antony Brannick introduced this concert and also gave short informative talks on the last 70 years, one featuring wars and the other technology. The first part of the concert had royal associations: Elgar’s...

CONCERT REVIEW: Music For Summer: Todmorden Orchestra – Todmorden Town Hall – 25th June...

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The first piece after the national anthem was Tchaikovsky’s fantasy overture “Romeo and Juliet”. This atmospheric and tuneful piece beautifully conveys violence, love and finally a feeling of quiet sadness. Next came Mozart’s Oboe Concerto...

CONCERT REVIEW: Cantorelli – St Mary’s Church, Todmorden – 14th May 2022

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This a cappella group gave a programme of music from the 15th to 20th centuries. It ranged from religious songs to the praise of a cricket (the insect). They sing unaccompanied and, with four...

CONCERT REVIEW: Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah – Todmorden Town Hall – 23rd April 2022

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This work tells the dramatic story of the prophet Elijah. It was performed by Todmorden Choral Society and Todmorden Orchestra, conducted by Antony Brannick. The soloists were Hugo Herman-Wilson, who gave an expressive and...

CONCERT REVIEW: Todmorden Choral Society and Todmorden Orchestra: Messiah by G F Handel –...

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This well-known choral work is usually performed near Christmas, but due to difficulties at the time it was repeated this spring. It is best known for the Hallelujah Chorus, but there are many other lovely...
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