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

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...

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...

LIVE REVIEW: Todmorden Community Brass: 18th Anniversary Concert – Central Methodist Church, Todmorden –...

The band nearly took the roof off with an opening number of James Bond themes. Under conductor Dee Ashworth, the band continued with various groupings, including young and adult learners. Other numbers included “I...

LIVE REVIEW: Jazzical – Todmorden Town Hall – 30th March 2019

Many classical composers used to improvise, so are jazz and classical music connected? This concert, in aid of Calder Valley Search and Rescue and Music for the Many, was an attempt to demonstrate that...

LIVE REVIEW: From Italy to England: Todmorden Orchestra – Todmorden Town Hall – 23rd...

The concert took the form of a continental tour, beginning with Respighi’s “Ancient Airs and Dances Suite no 2”. This Italian composer successfully combined period feel with modern energy. The next piece was from...
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