Reviews

Christopher Irvin Browne

Christmas concert

“A magical concert at Todmorden Town Hall on Sunday afternoon heralded the arrival of Christmas.”

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Rob Barnett

Autumn concert

“This was worthy of a fully professional city orchestra and what we heard says good things about the ambition and reach of this conductor and his players.”

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Rob Barnett

Rhythm and film

“An extremely polished, delicately coloured, jazzy and zippy Deltour Harp Concertino from soloist Maxine Molin-Rose proved quite a discovery. It did nothing but please.”

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Rob Barnett

Spring concert

“Short of Beecham’s famous live recording I have not heard a better performance of this well-loved work. Todmorden and Calderdale can take real pride in having an active orchestra that can rise to these heights.”

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Katherine Adler

Christmas concert

“The highlights for me were the audience singing so whole-heartedly… and the orchestra’s playing of Killian’s Festive Selection in so many different moods, from quietly reflective / beguiling to such jazzy rhythms that I wanted to get up and dance!”

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Tony Caffrey

Autumn concert

“…from the first opening rumble to the triumphant climax the orchestra demonstrated its ability to vary levels of excitement with moments of calm, responding to the atmosphere of the piece.”

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Antony Brannick

Summer concert

“This was a committed and passionate performance from the orchestra.”

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Trevor Driver

Family concert with Ann Widdecombe

“The orchestra, larger than usual and with many young faces, were then able to demonstrate why they have acquired such a fine reputation.”

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Christopher Irvin Browne

Autumn concert

“This concert was an outstanding achievement, under the faultless guidance of conductor Nicholas Concannon Hodges, and leader Andrew Rostron. This orchestra is going from strength to strength and is able to tackle the most demanding music. Residents are fortunate to hear such first-class performances on their doorstep, and long may they continue.”

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