THE LIFE of Patrick Bronte will be celebrated in song next month during two concerts in Haworth.

Brontë writer John Hennessy is organising the events to raise money for the Haworth Parish Church rewiring fund and the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Passionately Fond of Oratorio will be held on Friday September 6 in Haworth Parish Church with soloists Charissa Hutchins (soprano), James Hutton (baritone), Gordon Balmforth (organ) and Jon Scully (trumpet).

The following evening will see A Celebration in Words and Music at the West Lane Baptist Church, with Alexandra Lesley (speaker) and John Hennessy (speaker and piano).

Both concerts will begin at 7.30pm, and payment on the door for each is £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s.

John is the author of the book Emily Bronte and Her Music.

He is organising the concerts to tie in with the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s year of celebrations for the 200th anniversary of Patrick Brontë being offered the post of Haworth minister.