CONCERT REVIEW: Antony and Friends – Central Methodist Church, Todmorden – 11th September 2021


They’re back! Antony Brannick’s informal, friendly classical concerts have started again. For this one his brother Chris Brannick joined him to form “The Brothers Grin”. The one downer was no refreshments.

There were serious pieces like Mendelssohn’s Song without Words in E Major and Grieg’s “Homesickness”, played by Antony on the piano. There was also the lively “Yaa Yaa Kole” on the Gyil, a Ghanaian xylophone, played by Chris, with Antony accompanying. But a lot of the programme was for laughs. Extra tunes found their way into Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” overture and von Suppe’s “Light Cavalry”. Plus, we sampled a proposed musical, “Boris and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamvote”.

For information on the next concert, contact Antony on or 0161 665 3502.

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