A Sea Symphony


Saturday 30th April 2022

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50. £5.50 tickets available for full-time students. Under 30s discount available. All inclusive of booking fees

Saturday 30 April 2022 - 7.30pm

Vaughan Williams - Symphony No.6
Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony

Sir Mark Elder

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, soprano
Roderick Williams, baritone

Hallé Choir
Hallé Youth Choir

Vaughan Williams holds a central place in the heritage of 20th-century British music. The range of his art is distinctly apparent in the juxtaposition of these two symphonies, the Sixth with its turbulent fast movements and enigmatic, bleak wasteland conclusion, and the choral First, A Sea Symphony, setting Walt Whitman’s poetry, with its surging majestic opening and searching finale which Sir Mark views as ‘a mystical journey to the stars and beyond.’ Joining the Hallé Choir are soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Song Award winner of the 2021 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, making her Hallé debut, and an always welcome guest, Roderick Williams, described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘our greatest living baritone.’

BBC Radio 3:
This concert will be recorded live on 30 April, to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 3 May 2022.

Concert sponsored by:

Ticket Information >>

The Bridgewater Hall applies booking fee of £2.50 per ticket to telephone and online transactions. No fee applies to tickets bought in person or purchased as part of a fixed or flexible subscription.

Your safety and well-being
The safety and well-being of our audiences and players is the Hallé and The Bridgewater Hall’s first concern. In keeping with Government expectations and recommendations, we are strongly advising everyone to continue to wear face coverings, where possible. The Hall will continue its thorough cleaning regime between performances, and we expect hand sanitizer to continue to be widely available. We urge you to consult The Bridgewater Hall website here which has full and regularly updated details.

Patrons should note the measures in place for admission to The Bridgewater Hall. Please visit here for details.