Seeing the word ’summer’ in any context is enough to put a spring in our step, and it seems the latest Summer Season from the Hallé has been infested by the same joie de vivre as it lines up four shows littered with reasons to be cheerful.

Top of the Classics kicks off the season on Sat 18 Jun (7.30pm, £15.50-£42.50 inc fees) as the Hallé Choir join a dramatic programme that takes in Handel’s Coronation anthem Zadok the Priest and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia, plus other well-known pieces by Prokofiev, Morricone, Beethoven and more. Stephen Bell conducts, and he’s joined by choral director Matthew Hamilton.

Wild Swans, on Sun 26 Jun (3pm, £5.50-£20 inc fees), puts the Hallé Children’s Choir centre stage for a fairytale journey through compositions that many younger music lovers will recognise. As well as the titular piece by Lin Marsh, there are choice cuts from How To Train Your Dragon, Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Best Of British Cinema turns to TV and film for its musical selections on Sat 2 July (7.30pm, £15.50-£42.50 inc fees), as Stephen Bell returns to conduct his way through everything from Atonement and Poldark to Mary Poppins and vintage Carry On.

Conductor Roderick Dunk and The Giants of Jazz closes the season on Sat 16 Jul (7.30pm, £15.50-£42.50 inc fees)—a night packed with classics from Gershwin, Porter, Mercer, Bergman, Raskin and Ellis, plus a special appearance from vocalist Liane Carroll.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now, under 30s can get 15% off all concerts except Wild Swans, and student tickets are also available for all four shows. Grab yours using the button below.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 18 Jun - Sat 16 Jul, The Hallé,
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3WS
Sarah Walters
Published on:
Sat 9 Apr 2022