Hallé Relaxed Concert

Following the success of our last relaxed concert, the Hallé is delighted to welcome back dementia families and their carers to the wonderful setting of St Peter’s.

This is an opportunity for you to experience some popular classical music in an informed and relaxed way. In other words, there are no rules!

The concert will be approximately 40-50 minutes with no interval. There will be short introductions from our players before each piece to give you some background context to the music. At the end of the performance, there will be an opportunity to ask any questions or have a chat with Hallé players.

Café Cotton will be open before, during and after the concert should you wish to purchase any refreshments. The Foyle Room (an extension of the Café) will also be available at all times, should you need to take a break during the performance.

Here are a few things you can expect when attending the concert:

  • Doors will be kept open during the performance to allow audience members to enter/leave the room as they wish.
  • Lighting will be kept on. There will be no special effects or flashing lights.
  • Talking and movement is allowed.
  • Clap and sing-along whenever you like!

If you would like to become familiar with the layout of the venue before the event, please follow the link* to view the panoramic tour and floor plans of the building: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=LTKGGSrQL5M

Note: audiences will only be on the Ground floor (floor 2 on map). *This link should not be shared with any third party organisation.


General Information

Date: Thursday 17 February 2022
Time: 12pm concert (11.30am doors open); 2.30pm concert (2pm doors open)
Venue: Hallé St. Peters, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, M4 6BF
Room: Main Space (Ground Floor)
Admission: £3

To buy tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/halle-relaxed-concert-tickets-252982275797

Please note: tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available on the door.

There is no reserved seating.  Please be advised that the chairs do not have arm rests.

Audience members are allowed to bring their own mugs for hot drinks in case of personal requirements.

For more information, or if you have any questions please contact: holly.randhawa@halle.co.uk


Travel

All details of how to access the venue, along with travel, parking and facilities can be found here: https://www.halle.co.uk/halle-st-peters/


Concert Programme

Please see below for details of the concert programme, along with YouTube links to listen to each piece of music beforehand, should you wish.

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker

Faure – Pavane 5’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpgyTl8yqbw

Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite

Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker

Elgar – Wand of Youth

Bizet – L’Arlesienne

[Music Duration – 27 minutes]

These concerts have been made possible with generous support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


Audience reviews from our last Relaxed Concert in October 2021

“I felt it was beautiful: so intimate with a great space for people with dementia to reminisce and express themselves. [It was] joyful to see.”

“We thought it was fantastic and the open format was welcoming. It was put together beautifully and was very inclusive. A great time was had by all.”

“It lifts the spirits, nurtures the soul and makes us aware of our humanity.”

“Working in a nursing home it has been our first trip since the pandemic. THANK YOU.”

“It was wonderful! Loved the venue and all the music – interesting to hear musicians talk about their instruments as well. Musicians [were] friendly and interactive at the end of the concert. Thank you so much.”

“Everyone was very friendly and helpful greeting us before we came in and showing us where to go. The lovely café was an added bonus.”

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