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TOUR NEWS: Spooky Men’s Chorale dates June-August 2019

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They can do mellow and they can do mayhem. They can do dashing and they can do deadpan. They can do bitter and they can do sweet. And now Australia’s weird and wonderfully hirsute,...

LIVE REVIEW: Antony and Friends – Todmorden Methodist Church – 18th May 2019

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The main work for this concert was Messaien’s “Quartet for the End of Time” (leaving out the seventh movement). This complex and powerful work, premiered in a prison camp, featured long swelling notes and...

VENUE NEWS: Funding breakthrough for grassroots music venues

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Good news for artists, audiences and venues across the UK

LIVE REVIEW: Antony and Friends – Central Methodist Church, Todmorden – 27th April 2019

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As well as the piano playing of Antony Brannick, which included some lovely Chopin mazurkas, this concert featured the Square Chapel Brass. This expressive, assertive ensemble comprises Lawrence Killian and Julian Whitehead on trumpet,...

LIVE REVIEW: A Brahms Celebration: Todmorden Choral Society and Todmorden Orchestra – Todmorden Town...

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This Brahms tribute included several songs, whose varying moods were well conveyed by the choir. “O süsser Mai” describes being unable to enjoy the spring. In “Im Herbst” the poet is more in tune...
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