CONCERT REVIEW: Antony and Friends concerts – Central Methodist Church, Todmorden – 16th October & 14th November 2021


In the first concert Antony Brannick was joined by Andrew Rostron on violin and David Leys on cello. As well as Beethoven and Handel, the concert included Clara Schumann’s expressive piano trio in G minor.

The second concert featured local composer and musician Daniel Bath. He and Antony played piano duets for the first half, including the overture to Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Yeomen of the Guard”. The second half gave us something new: Antony Brannick singing. He gave a rousing performance of the cynical “It ain’t necessarily so” from “Porgy and Bess” (Gershwin).

The concert concluded with Sousa’s powerful march “Liberty Bell”.

The next concert is planned for January 22, with Jonathan Whitehead (violin). It will feature a Beethoven sonata. Details from

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