This December, the award-winning Hallé Orchestra stage a wondrously eclectic series of live concerts guaranteed to delight music-lovers of all ages and tastes at The Bridgewater Hall. From Rachmaninov to Robbie Williams, Jingle Bells to the Spice Girls, the unmissable festive autumn/winter programme features a dazzling variety of unique ensemble performances spanning classical, techno, pop and beyond.

Take a look at the Hallé’s full Christmas Season which runs from Sun 3 Dec – Sat 6 Jan at The Bridgewater Hall.

The Hallé Presents: Jeff Mills performing 'Light From The Outside World' | Thu 7 Dec | 8pm | £16.50-£32.50

Once a lone vanguard of Detroit’s 80s early techno scene, legendary DJ and producer Jeff Mills joins the Hallé for a one-off UK performance of his groundbreaking show, Light From The Outside World.

Known reverently across the electronic music world as ‘The Wizard’, Mills’ latest project offers a flawless deconstruction of the longstanding boundaries between techno and symphony, between analogue and digital, with a captivating recalibration of his classic compositions to be performed with a full, live orchestra.

Hallé Christmas Cracker | Fri 15 Dec | 7.30pm | £17.50-£46.50

On Fri 15 Dec, conductor Stephen Bell leads the Hallé in an expansive programme of irresistibly festive tunes, featuring soaring vocals from three choirs and two exceptional singers for a night of joyous Christmas spirit, with orchestral renditions including Jingle Bells, Polar Express Suite, Santa Baby, Last Christmas and a host of other timeless yuletide classics.

Best of the ’90s | Sat 30 Dec | 7.30pm | £17.50-£46.50

On Sat 30 Dec, the Hallé rounds off its 2023 calendar with a full-force night of unabashed pop nostalgia, as Manchester’s symphony orchestra transports the audience back to a golden age of boy bands, girl power, Britpop and endearingly saccharine ballads for one night only.

Led by the Hallé’s showstopping vocalists, the Best of the ’90s programme features iconic pop hits like Let Me Entertain You, Spice Up Your Life, I Will Always Love You, Mambo No. 5, Tragedy and many, many more.

The Snowman | Fri 22 & Sat 23 Dec | 4pm / 11am / 1.30pm | £17.50-£69.50

An unforgettable festive night out for the entire family, see Raymond Briggs’ classic Christmas tale like never before, accompanied by the Hallé who will be performing Howard Blake’s magical score.

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The Bridgewater Hall,
Lower Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3WS
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Wed 22 Nov 2023