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3:00 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Hallé - Once upon a time ...

Hallé - Once upon a time ...

Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture
Ravel Mother Goose: Suite
Lin Marsh (orch. Steve Pickett) The Wild Swans

Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Children’s Choir
Greater Manchester Music Hub Junior Choir
Actors from the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre

As delightful as they are dark, fairy tales fire the imaginations of every generation. Composers have never been able to resist their appeal. Here the Hallé offers an enchanting afternoon which opens with the overture to Humperdinck’s ginger-bread opera, Hansel and Gretel, and includes music from Ravel’s Mother Goose.

Coming right up to date, there will be a premiere of a new piece based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Wild Swans – written specially for the Hallé Children’s Choir, featuring young actors from Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as over 200 young singers from Greater Manchester.

This concert is recommended for children from primary school age.

We have been advised of some likely travel disruption on 29 June, including road closures, because of the Great Manchester Cycle.
We are advising everyone who is coming to the concert to allow plenty of time for your journey as there will be several diversions in place. While public transport is likely to be less affected, we would still advise that you allow extra time.
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Ticket prices and booking fees

Adults £13 | Children £7
Family ticket £33* (four people including at least one child) 

*Family tickets are unavailable to book online. Please call the box office on 0844 907 9000 to book family tickets.

Booking fees

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

Tickets Adults £13 | Children £7 

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