CMS steps up to become Major Sponsors of the Hallé

13th April 2021

The Hallé is delighted to announce that international law firm CMS LLP, a Halle partner since 2018, has made the commitment to increase its support and become Major Sponsors.

CMS has been in Manchester since 2014, and currently has around 90 people providing a wide range of corporate, real estate, disputes, construction and banking & finance advice to local, national and international clients. Previously known as Nabarro, the firm changed its name after a high profile merger with CMS Cameron McKenna and Olswang in 2017.

The increase of support from CMS is testament to the strength of the partnership between the two organisations. The support will span the range of the Hallé’s artistic output, with a particular focus on supporting the Hallé’s commitment to commissioning new music, as well as the Hallé’s performances in Manchester and across the North of England.

Rachel Cooper, Partner at CMS said: “The Halle is quite simply unique: it is a world class orchestra with deep roots in Manchester, and one with a truly global reputation. The Halle represents everything that is great about Manchester – excellence, innovation, resilience and outward looking, yet proud of its local connections. We are genuinely proud of our growing association with such a world class organisation”.

David Butcher, Chief Executive of the Hallé said: ‘There is no doubt that this last year has tested the arts beyond what we could have imagined. The Hallé is indebted to its family of partners and patrons for remaining so loyal to us during this challenging time, and ensuring we are able to begin performing again for live audiences as restrictions allow. It is particularly significant and inspiring for us that CMS should make the commitment now to increase their support. On behalf of us all at the Hallé, and our audiences who have missed performance so much this year, I would like to thank CMS. We are very much looking forward to developing our partnership over the coming years.’