Now in its 159th season, the Hallé ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in this country and around the world; award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts and educational outreach programmes; and a visionary commitment to building audiences and developing orchestral repertoire.
The Hallé remains determined constantly to seek ways to enhance and refresh what it undertakes. We aspire to provide artistic leadership – through performance standards, artistic understanding and education and training, working with our partners in Manchester and beyond.
Our vision is to:
- Lead not follow
- Set new artistic standards and develop a reputation for them
- Make a distinctive contribution to promoting Manchester as a significant European cultural centre
- Strengthen our roots in the community
- Engage with contemporary culture through embracing new work and vivid presentation
Our mission is to:
- Produce an ambitious and wide-ranging programme of work both on and off the concert platform developing new audiences for the Hallé’s work as well as continuing to appeal to loyal long-term supporters
- Act as a cultural ambassador for Manchester
- Provide a comprehensive education and outreach programme firmly embedded in the Hallé’s core work to reach young people and other groups who may not otherwise have ready access to high quality musical experiences
Our History The Hallé gave its first concert on 30th January 1858 under the baton of its founder Sir Charles Hallé. Until his death in 1895 Sir Charles conducted almost...
Board and Staff
Staff * = Head of Department; ° = 20 years' service medal; PT = Part-time; ML = Maternity Leave; MC = Maternity Cover; JS = Job Share Patron HRH The...
Principal Bassoon (Section Leader) Closing date for applications: 31 October 2016 Audition dates: weeks commencing 5 and 12 December 2016 (dates TBC) Audition requirements will be sent out with invitations...
The Hallé’s archive is a wonderful resource for aspects of our musical history. There are concert programmes covering our performances in Manchester and beyond from 1858, photographs, correspondence, sound recordings...