Come and Play with the Hallé 2024


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This event is open to all academies and maintained schools in Cheshire East. Primary schools often bring pupils engaged in the whole class instrumental tuition programme and secondary schools sometimes bring their school band or orchestra. Whoever you want to bring, Come and Play with the Hallé is an inclusive event for instrumentalists and singers. Pupils will enjoy a 65-minute programme of music including two songs and two instrumental pieces where they will perform alongside the orchestra.

When you submit your information on the booking form, you will need to tell us the following:
  • The name and email address of the person in charge of your booking
  • The number of people in your booking broken down by pupil vs adult, including which instruments they will be playing. The instrument headings used (please use a 'best fit'  if you have anything different to those listed) are:

STRINGS

Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass
Guitar
Ukulele

BRASS

Cornet
Trumpet
Tenor Horn
French Horn
Euphonium / Baritone
Trombone
Tuba

WOODWIND

Flute
Clarinet
Recorder
Oboe
Saxophone
Bassoon

PERCUSSION/KEYBOARD

Glockenspiel
Handheld Percussion
Keyboard
Large drum (e.g. Djembe / Dhol / Taiko)

  • You will also need to note any non-instrumentalists (i.e. singers, accompanying staff) as well as any wheelchair users and, if so, which instrument they play.

Tickets for pupils and staff are priced at £7.50 each.

Terms and conditions of booking
  • Schools will be invoiced at the start of the summer term based on the numbers submitted on the booking enquiry form. Once your booking is confirmed by us in writing, you may cancel entirely or decrease the amount of seats booked as follows;
    • Up to and including 28th March 2024: Full refund of any tickets cancelled
    • 29th March - 12th May 2024 inclusive: 50% refund of any tickets cancelled
    • 13th May onwards (one month prior to the event): No refund
  • We will do our best to increase the size of a booking, but this may not be possible owing to restrictions of seating within the hall. Please advise us as soon as possible of any changes you wish to make to your group's booking. Please plan to arrive at the Bridgewater Hall no earlier than 9:20am. A brief rehearsal will take place at 10am. The performance commences at 10:30am and will end at 11:45am approximately.
  • The Love Music Trust and Hallé Education reserve the right to photograph and video the event. Schools will be asked to review photographs and video footage to ensure that only photos and video footage of pupils with the appropriate photographic permission is used for future publicity and marketing purposes.
  • The booking form will open at 8am on Tuesday 6th February at https://www.lovemusictrust.com/halle2024

The 2024 Programme has now been confirmed!

John Williams - Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle - La Marseillaise
Johann Strauss II - Thunder and Lightning Polka (instrumental participation)
Aram Khachaturian - Sabre Dance (from Gayane)
Steve Pickett / Terry Caffrey - Chase Down the Sun (singing participation)
Gioacchino Rossini - Overture: Galop (from William Tell)
Jobim / arr. Pickett - One Note Samba (instrumental participation)
Serge Prokofiev - Cinderella - Waltz and Midnight
Mark and Helen Johnson - Step It Up (singing participation)
Augusta Holmés - Ludus pro patria (Interlude: La Nuit et l'amour)
Steve Pickett - Dance Piece Based on Olympic Sports
Michael Giacchino - Theme from the Incredibles