Hallé Children’s Choir
The Hallé Children’s Choir is for children aged 8-12 (academic years 4-8) who enjoy singing and love a challenge!
It offers a chance to have the very best possible introduction to singing at the highest level in a range of singing styles. Children from all walks of life are welcome to audition; all we ask is that they enjoy singing and are prepared for the challenge of developing their ability whilst having fun! Members receive tutoring to develop pitch, tone and sense of rhythm, and are encouraged to learn to read music, while working towards memorable performances with the Hallé and other Hallé Ensembles.
The Hallé Children’s Choir regularly perform in the celebrated Hallé Carol Concerts in December, the Hallé Youth Ensembles matinee performance in March as well as a summer concert with the Hallé.
The Children’s Choir have performed many world premieres commissioned by the Hallé Concerts Society (including Jonathan Dove’s A Brief History of Creation in June 2016, Edward Gregson’s The Salamander and the Moonraker in 2017 and Carl Davis’ The Last Train to Tomorrow in June 2012 based on the Kindertransport of 1938-39). As well as new works, the Children’s Choir have also performed Mahler’s Symphony No 8 and in 2019 will perform in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust in February 2019.
In January 2014, The Children’s Choir took part in the television adaptation of Victoria Wood’s play That Day We Sang, aired on BBC 2 on Boxing Day 2014. After this collaboration the late great Victoria Wood became the Patron of the Hallé Children’s Choir.
The Hallé Concerts Society is very grateful to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Radcliffe Trust, The Zochonis Charitable Trust, PZ Cussons, Carex and many individual benefactors for their continued support of the Children’s Choir
Hallé Children’s Choir membership is for children aged 8 to 12 years (in school years 4-8) who love singing and are prepared for the challenge of developing their ability whilst having fun!
All members are required to attend weekly rehearsals on Wednesday afternoons during term time at Hallé at St. Michael’s, Ancoats. Members receive tutoring to develop pitch, tone and sense of rhythm, and are encouraged to learn to read music, while working towards memorable performances with the Hallé and other Hallé Ensembles.
Membership is free, however all members will be requested to make a voluntary donation to the Hallé as a contribution towards the core costs of maintaining the choir.
For all Hallé Children’s Choir enquiries, please contact Youth Choirs Manager, Verity Riley on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 907 9056.