Mon 18 Apr 2011
Music Meets Machines at the Anson


Anson Engine Museum hosts the premier performance of 'The Anson', written for the Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band.

Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band marked the 150th Anniversary of the internal combustion engine at the Anson Engine Museum on Thursday 7th April 2011 with the premiere performance of ‘THE ANSON’, an original piece of music written by RNCM composer Jonathan Taylor.

Museum Director, Geoff Challinor, commissioned the piece as he wanted to capture the musical qualities of engines and create the museum's very own signature tune. Geoff said, "So many visitors are enchanted by the musical qualities of our historic engines and so we knew it would be fascinating to see how a composer would respond to the sights and sounds of the museum.

"With a celebrated championship section brass band in our village too, we seemed to have all the right ingredients to create our very own signature tune."

The museum is a registered charity and does not receive government or public funding to help towards running costs. Most of the work is carried out and funded by the volunteers and friends of the museum and so the Vernon Building Society was delighted to support the museum by providing refreshments for the premiere evening.

The museum re-opens on Easter Sunday and so if you would like to see our industrial heritage brought to life then visit for further details.

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