Family affair as sibling duo to give concert

Chris Brannick, of Classic Rhythm
Chris Brannick, of Classic Rhythm

The next informal chamber music concert promoted by Antony Brannick will be a family affair as he is joined by his brother.

Chris Brannick is based in London and is internationally renowned as a percussionist.

He is a founder member of percussion quartet Ensemble Bash and performs with FourSight, Classic Rhythm, and Sue Casson and the Brannick Academy.

He also works as a music examiner for ABRSM, familiar to anyone taking “grades” in music.

Chris will be performing a number of solo percussion works and, together with Antony, will present a work by contemporary composer Peter McGarr called “Night scented stock”, involving a prepared piano.

They will also perform “Black ‘n’ Blues”, a piece by Stephen Montague, where the piano itself is used as a percussion instrument.

Surrounding the various percussion works, Antony will be playing three sets of folk music/dances for piano, arranged by Bela Bartok, from Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria.

The concert at Central Methodist Church, Todmorden, on Friday, October 25, begins at 7.30pm.

Free admission and all welcome.

Refreshments will be provided.

A retiring collection will be taken.