Hallé For Youth

HALLÉ FOR YOUTH 2022 – From My City

Hallé for Youth 2022 celebrates, through music, the rich and diverse culture in the UK. We consider the importance of being a good citizen within our local communities, and in the world beyond. It takes all sorts to make a world – and an orchestra! Find out how the orchestra mirrors life, as the many different individual instruments work together as one community in order to create collective musical magic. How do they do it? Each member of the Hallé is proud of who they are as an individual, working hard to be the best they can; by working together in the orchestra with the shared values of mutual respect, tolerance, kindness, cooperation and understanding they become a community, each with their own part to play. If we work together in our communities like an orchestra, we too can make the world a better place in which
to live!


(doors open 45 minutes prior to concert start time)

  • Tuesday 1 March 2022 at 10.45am
  • Tuesday 1 March 2022 at 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 2 March 2022 at 10.45am
  • Thursday 3 March 2022 at 10.45am

ALL tickets £4.00 each (including accompanying adults)


Teachers are invited to come and explore this year’s Hallé for Youth concert theme and learn how to introduce and develop creative music activities to use in the classroom. The sessions are led by the Hallé’s Education Director and Schools Programme Manager. Previous musical experience is NOT required. The cost of the INSET session is £22 and includes a Teacher’s pack.

Thursday 3 February 2022, 1:30pm – 3pm OR 4pm – 5:30pm
at Hallé St Peter’s, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF


  • Margaret Brouwer Sizzle
  • Tim Jackson Passacaglia on TREDMOND
  • Alan Silvestri Avengers, End Game: Portals
  • Mark and Helen Johnson arr. Steve Pickett A Certain Kind Of Imagination
  • Sibelius Finlandia (Model Music Curriculum Y8)
  • Allah Rakha Rahman Slumdog Millionaire: Jai Ho (Model Music Curriculum Y5)
  • Bach Concerto For Violin In E – III – Finale (Model Music Curriculum Y6)
  • Price Symphony No.1: Juba Dance †
  • Steve Pickett Folk Dance Suite
  • Stravinsky The Firebird: Berceuse and Finale † (Model Music Curriculum Y1)

† BBC Ten Pieces

Photographs and videos will be taken at this concert and may include occasional shots of the audience broadcast live on a big screen in the auditorium. Some of this material may be used for promotional purposes and the Hallé asks all schools to seek the relevant consent and permissions. Artists and programme correct at time of going to print, but we reserve the right to change them if necessary.

What is Hallé For Youth?

Hallé for Youth is the annual series of schools’ concerts performed by the Hallé at The Bridgewater Hall, one of the country’s finest concert halls, which provide a live music experience for young people who, in most cases, have never heard a symphony orchestra before. Across the four concerts in the series, the orchestra plays to thousands of young people from all over the north-west. The Manchester concerts also feature performances of creative school projects based on some of the pieces being played. Hallé for Youth is suitable for groups in Key Stages 2 and 3.

Hallé for Youth is generously supported by PZ Cussons, Seven Scent and Siemens, as well as The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, Sale Mayoral Fund, The Church Burgesses Educational Foundation, Cecil Pilkington Charitable Trust and Fred Nash and Carole Nash OBE.


The concert programme blends music from the standard orchestral repertoire with film scores and more popular pieces with which the children may be familiar. During the concert the young people learn about the four sections of the orchestra, what the different instruments of the orchestra sound like and where they are placed on the stage, covering the key elements of music, such as pitch (high and low), dynamics (loud and soft), and tempo (fast and slow). In addition to the orchestral works, the programme also includes a song for the children to sing together with the orchestra. Each concert also includes live video enabling the whole audience to see the instruments of the orchestra more easily. The Hallé is grateful to students on the Foundation Degree in Media Production course at The Sheffield College who provide the technical expertise for this production.


INSET sessions are offered to teachers attending the Hallé for Youth concerts with their class or to those who would like some inspiration for increasing music in their curriculum. These sessions explore the theme of the upcoming Hallé for Youth concerts and will help teachers to develop their own creative ideas for use in the classroom. Hallé for Youth INSET sessions run in January/February of each year.

Schools project

Every year, to accompany the schools’ concerts, Hallé Education organises a creative arts project for four selected primary schools across Greater Manchester. A Year 5/6 class from each of the schools works with two Hallé musicians to devise its own creative music piece, using one of the works included in the concert programme as a stimulus. As well as the music project, each school also works with student dancers from the Northern Ballet School who choreograph the stimulus piece fused with another piece chosen by the students, which is performed with artwork or costumes created with a local visual artist. The pupils are able to perform their work either on the stage of The Bridgewater Hall or at Hallé St Peter’s during an evening performance for families and friends and during one of the four Hallé for Youth concerts.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about any of our projects and how to get involved, please contact the Education team on education@halle.co.uk

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