Bach and Bruckner shine in autumn show

Todmorden Choral Society. Photo by Geoff Boswell
Todmorden Choral Society. Photo by Geoff Boswell

Todmorden Choral Society’s autumn concert will bring music by Bach and Bruckner to St Mary’s Church, Todmorden.

The choir will be under the leadership of Antony Brannick with Gary Hulme as organist and accompanist.

The programme for the concert will comprise of two motets, both of which have a strong religious message and were intended to be performed at Mass services.

The first by Bach is entitled ‘Jesu, Meine Freude’ and is based on words taken from St Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. In it there is a plea for man to be freed from sin and to find solace in the Holy Spirit.

The second piece is by Bruckner who was a great follower of Wagner. This led him to produce work of majestic harmonies and power. In some places the choruses are spread over at least seven parts. This, together with language intricacies, will give the choir ample opportunity to explore the versatility of its members.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £8/£6. These are available from Todmorden Tourist Information Centre or email saldeith1918@btinternet.com