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LIVE REVIEW: Rats, Cats And Birds, Todmorden Choral Society, Todmorden Central Methodist Church, 7th...

This creature-themed summer concert had as its main feature a performance of a choral version of Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” in a setting by Parry, who reflected the Victorian mock-seriousness of...

LIVE REVIEW: Film Music Night – Todmorden Orchestra, Todmorden Town Hall 23 June 2018

This music night will have recalled favourite films, but much of the music was worth listening to in its own right, like the hauntingly beautiful “Gabriel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone, from “The Mission”. It included...

LIVE REVIEW: Antony and Friends, Todmorden Methodist Church 16th June 2018

This series of informal, friendly concerts continued with featured musicians Lynda Robertson (flute) and Tim Wilkes (piano). It opened with Debussy’s haunting flute solo “Syrinx”. Lynda Robertson and Tim Wilkes then played Bach’s flute...

LIVE REVIEW: CREATION F J Haydn,  Todmorden Town Hall, 22nd April 2018

Todmorden Choral Society and Todmorden Orchestra united with three soloists in a gorgeous performance of Haydn’s oratorio “Creation”, conducted by Antony Brannick. Eighteenth century music can be very structured and predictable, but in this piece...
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