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LIVE REVIEW: Todmorden Orchestra: Fame & Farewell – Todmorden Town Hall – 29th June...

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The programme began with Igor Stravinsky’s anarchic, energetic Suite no 2 for Small Orchestra. Then came Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs. Solo soprano Paula Sides needed the power in her voice to come through...

LIVE REVIEW: Antony and friends – Central Methodist Church, Todmorden – 22nd June 2019

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This concert featured Antony Brannick on piano and David Leys on cello. It opened with a vigorous waltz by Chopin (Opus 18) and continued withBrahms’ cello sonata in E minor (Opus 38), with its...

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
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