Youth Ensembles Recruitment

Application for the 2020-21 season is now open
Application deadline: Friday 1 May 2020
Provisional dates for auditions:

  • Hallé Children’s Choir: 8, 11, 12 July 2020 at Hallé St Peter’s
  • Hallé Youth and Youth Training Choir: 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 July 2020 at Hallé St Peter’s
  • Hallé Youth Orchestra: 3, 4, 6 September 2020 at Hallé St Peter’s

Please note, that these dates may be postponed given the evolving COVID-19 situation.

We are now inviting applications for the Youth Orchestra, Youth Choir, Youth Training Choir and Children’s Choir.

Apply now for the 2020-21 season

We would also appreciate applicants to fill in an optional Equal Opportunities Form:

Hallé Youth Ensembles Equal Opportunities Form

With weekly rehearsals in Manchester, the Hallé provides its youth members with experiences like no other. Highlights include performing throughout the year at The Bridgewater Hall, working at the highest level with professional musicians, performing alongside the Hallé Orchestra, performing across the UK and Europe on residential courses and tours and meeting like-minded young people who share their passion for music and performing.

Membership is free, however all members are invited to make a voluntary donation towards the Hallé as a contribution towards the core costs of maintaining the ensembles. Members are also expected to contribute towards the cost of residential courses and tours where appropriate. Limited bursaries are available through an application process to help cover the costs of residential courses, tours and travel to rehearsals and concerts. The Hallé is grateful to the Oglesby Charitable Trust for the bursary fund.

Hallé Youth Orchestra
Sundays, 12-3pm
Offering outstanding young instrumentalists aged 13-19, who love orchestral music and the excitement of contributing to a large orchestra, the experience of playing in a full symphony orchestra supported by professional musicians.

Hallé Youth Choir
Sundays, 3.30-6pm
For talented young singers aged 13-19 who feel confident reading music and are passionate about singing in a choir.

Hallé Youth Training Choir
Sundays, 1-3pm
For promising young singers aged 13-15 who want to develop their musical and vocal skills in a friendly environment.

Hallé Children’s Choir
Wednesdays, 5-6.30pm
For children aged 8-12 who love singing and are prepared for the challenge of developing their ability whilst having fun!

More information on what to expect in the auditions will be provided after the application deadline.

The annual Hallé Youth Ensembles Concert is the perfect opportunity to see all four ensembles in action. This year’s concert revolves around the theme of ‘water’ with plenty of thrilling and evocative being performed. For more information on how to book tickets, visit the Hallé website:

Hallé Youth Ensembles Concert March 2020

Contact us

For all Hallé Youth Orchestra, Youth Choir and Training Choir enquiries, please contact Isabelle Orford on or 0161 907 9056 and for Children’s Choir, please contact Lily Bracegirdle on

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