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Saturday
06
June
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Collection: Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Collection: Beethoven - Missa Solemnis


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER


Beethoven Missa Solemnis 80'

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano | Susan Bickley mezzo soprano
Allan Clayton tenor | Reinhard Hagen bass
Hallé Choir




Please note: there will not be an interval during this concert performance


Sir Mark conducts a monumental masterpiece of the choral repertoire, Beethoven’s great Missa Solemnis (Solemn Mass). Originally intended for performance in the vast gothic splendour of Cologne Cathedral, the work is a grand public statement of Beethoven’s private – and typically distinctive – theological viewpoint. 

Central to the piece is a sense of the overwhelming grandeur of the divine contrasted to the insignificance of man, a message conveyed with an astonishing visionary intensity.

The Hallé Choir and a fine line-up of soloists will be at the top of their games to meet its considerable technical challenges, as will the players of the Hallé.


Ticket prices and booking fees:

Full price tickets from £13 (including booking fee*)
£5 student tickets (including booking fee*) are available for many Hallé concerts. See here for more information.

If you are 26 or under PwC and the Hallé have teamed up to create the PwC Hallé Under 26 ticket (price inclusive of booking fee*). A limited number of stalls seats are available.

* A booking fee of £2 per ticket applies to telephone and online transactions. For more details about booking fees, please refer to The Bridgewater Hall website.

Please note: Manchester is experiencing some road works and tram disruption at the moment and we have been asked to recommend that our customers allow a little extra time for their journeys.

Saturday
03
October
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Collection: Verdi Requiem

Collection: Verdi Requiem


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER


Verdi Requiem 87'

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Maria Agresta soprano | Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Giorgio Berrugi tenor | Alexander Vinogradov bass
Hallé Choir


Please note: there will not be an interval during this concert performance


The master Verdian Sir Mark Elder, the Hallé and the Hallé Choir are joined by a fine cast of soloists for the composer’s remarkable Requiem. A response to the death of the great author Alessandro Manzoni – a figure Verdi revered – it is the most theatrical, agnostic and indeed popular work of its kind ever written. From the hushed beginning of its opening ‘Requiem’, to the tumultuous, apocalyptic vision of the ‘Dies Irae’ and the turbulent uncertainty of the ‘Libera Me’, Verdi brings his supreme skills as a dramatist to bear on the traditional liturgy to quite stunning effect: a Requiem not for the dead, but for the living.


Ticket prices and booking fees:

Full price tickets from £13 (including booking fee*)
£5 student tickets (including booking fee*) are available for many Hallé concerts. See here for more information.

If you are 26 or under PwC and the Hallé have teamed up to create the PwC Hallé Under 26 ticket (price inclusive of booking fee*). A limited number of stalls seats are available.

* A booking fee of £2 per ticket applies to telephone and online transactions. For more details about booking fees, please refer to The Bridgewater Hall website.

Please note: Manchester is experiencing some road works and tram disruption at the moment and we have been asked to recommend that our customers allow a little extra time for their journeys.

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Saturday
12
December
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Collection: Handel Messiah

Collection: Handel Messiah


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER


Handel Messiah 135'

Laurence Cummings conductor
Ruby Hughes soprano | Catherine Hopper mezzo-soprano
Joshua Ellicott tenor | Henry Waddington bass
Hallé Choir

The outstanding early music specialist Laurence Cummings conducts Handel’s ageless Messiah. ‘Words are wanting to express the exquisite Delight it afforded to the admiring crowded Audience’, read a glowing review of its first performance in 1742. Ever since, Messiah has held a special place in the public’s affections and tonight is a reminder why. The work is remarkable for its deft blending of religious and operatic elements and for the wide variety of musical styles on which it draws. A stellar cast of soloists joins Laurence, the Hallé and the Hallé Choir for what will be a truly inspirational experience.


Ticket prices and booking fees:

Full price tickets from £13 (including booking fee*)
£5 student tickets (including booking fee*) are available for many Hallé concerts. See here for more information.

If you are 26 or under PwC and the Hallé have teamed up to create the PwC Hallé Under 26 ticket (price inclusive of booking fee*). A limited number of stalls seats are available.

* A booking fee of £2 per ticket applies to telephone and online transactions. For more details about booking fees, please refer to The Bridgewater Hall website.

Please note: Manchester is experiencing some road works and tram disruption at the moment and we have been asked to recommend that our customers allow a little extra time for their journeys.

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Saturday
27
February
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Collection: Echoes of a Mountain Song

Collection: Echoes of a Mountain Song


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER


Stravinsky Four Norwegian Moods 8'
Delius Song of the High Hills 30'
Rachmaninov Three Russian Songs 14'
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini 22'

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Malin Christensson soprano | Robin Tritschler tenor
Hallé Choir

Sir Mark conducts an attractive programme that begins with Stravinsky’s charming Four Norwegian Moods, a work that draws on genuine folk songs. Rachmaninov’s Three Russian Songs are also greatly influenced by folk song and express deep nostalgia for the composer’s homeland, from which he was by then in exile. In his Song of the High Hills, Bradford-born Delius expressed ‘the joy and rapture’ he experienced in the mountains of Norway, a wordless chorus adding to the effect. The concert ends with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent tone poem Francesca da Rimini.


Ticket prices and booking fees:

Full price tickets from £13 (including booking fee*)
£5 student tickets (including booking fee*) are available for many Hallé concerts. See here for more information.

If you are 26 or under PwC and the Hallé have teamed up to create the PwC Hallé Under 26 ticket (price inclusive of booking fee*). A limited number of stalls seats are available.

* A booking fee of £2 per ticket applies to telephone and online transactions. For more details about booking fees, please refer to The Bridgewater Hall website.

Please note: Manchester is experiencing some road works and tram disruption at the moment and we have been asked to recommend that our customers allow a little extra time for their journeys.

Saturday
21
May
6:00 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Collection: Dvorák - Saint Ludmilla

Collection: Dvorák - Saint Ludmilla


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER


Saint Ludmilla 120’

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Soloists | Hallé Choir

The Hallé’s Dvorák festival reaches a splendid conclusion with a rare performance of the composer’s great oratorio Saint Ludmilla, performed here in a newly-commissioned English translation by David Pountney. The drama describes the conversion to Christianity of Ludmilla and her husband-to-be Prince Borivoj, and the ensuing triumph of Christianity over paganism throughout the Czech lands. Accordingly it is a patriotic work, one with great dramatic qualities and sharply-drawn characterisations which received rapturous applause from the audience in Leeds Town Hall at its premiere in 1886. Dvorák is one of the greatest melodists of them all and this piece has melody in abundance in the form of superb arias and rousing, Handelian choruses that will surely raise the roof of The Bridgewater Hall.


Ticket prices and booking fees:

Full price tickets from £13 (including booking fee*)
£5 student tickets (including booking fee*) are available for many Hallé concerts. See here for more information.

If you are 26 or under PwC and the Hallé have teamed up to create the PwC Hallé Under 26 ticket (price inclusive of booking fee*). A limited number of stalls seats are available.

* A booking fee of £2 per ticket applies to telephone and online transactions. For more details about booking fees, please refer to The Bridgewater Hall website.

Please note: Manchester is experiencing some road works and tram disruption at the moment and we have been asked to recommend that our customers allow a little extra time for their journeys.

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The Hallé has a number of discs on its own CD label, featuring composers such as Elgar, Wagner, Colin Matthews, Debussy, Richard Strauss and other English composers. The label includes award-winning discs such as Wagner's Götterdämmerung and Elgar's Violin Concerto with Thomas Zehetmair as soloist.

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The Hallé offers a range of regular, local and free ensemble experiences for young people aged 8 –19 years. It also offers adults (aged 18+) the chance to sing in one of the best symphony choruses in the UK.

Reaching over 44,000 participants a year

The Hallé's award-winning Education Programme

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The Hallé's award-winning Education Programme reaches over 44,000 participants a year principally by placing Hallé musicians in the community, in schools, youth clubs, community centres and young offenders organisations.

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Now in its 157th 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.

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Find out more about what to expect from a Hallé concert as well as information about the Hallé's Manchester home - The Bridgewater Hall.