WELCOME TO THE NEW MEMBERS OF OUR EMERGING ARTISTS SCHEME
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by clarewells
16h ago
Earlier this year, we opened applications to our Emerging Artists Scheme, working with emerging and early career artists from a range of genres and backgrounds. We’re delighted to announce the artists who will be taking part in 2024/25, and you can read more about them and their plans for the coming year below. This scheme is generously supported by by the Jeremy Howarth Foundation. THE PORTRAIT PLAYERS We are called The Portrait Players because we curate programmes which present portraits of both historical and fictional characters, offering the audience an alternative listening perspective ..read more
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NYJO and Nikki Yeoh – Discover more about this very special concert
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by clarewells
1w ago
On Tuesday 30 April, The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) returns to the Stoller Hall on Tuesday 30 April for a very special concert featuring brand new and reimagined jazz works. We caught up with the NYJO team to find out a bit more about the event and the music. Can you tell us a little more about NYJO? How did it start and what kind of projects does the orchestra focus on? The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is a registered charity, whose mission is to nurture and develop young jazz musicians, and inspire audiences across the UK, through engaging participation projects and impactf ..read more
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Manchester Harp Festival – a Look Back
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by clarewells
2M ago
A month on from Manchester Harp Festival, we’re taking a quick look back over some of the fantastic events and recitals that took place during the two days. From the Manchester Harp Competition to a range of live concerts, demonstrations and even a harp being built live on stage – this was a weekend to remember!   Harp-e being demonstrated on stage Awards for the Manchester Harp Festival being given out Chetham’s Music Director Tom Redmond congratulates all of the competitors The atrium featured both Harp-E and Salvi’s Harps to see and try out Testing out the levers on a Salvi Ha ..read more
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Manchester Song Festival – Read All About it
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by clarewells
2M ago
As Manchester Song Festival gets closer, you can find all about the great events on offer here – but don’t just take our word for it. Both regional and national news outlets have been delving into some of the events on offer, and we’ve listed just a couple below to get you in the mood for a full weekend celebrating all things vocal. “live performance from three incredible artists as well as a chance for local singers to participate and learn from vocal professionals.” Theatre Weekly’s article covers the full spread of events on offer, including details of the performances by Saturday and Sunda ..read more
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Workshop Leaders and Performance at Manchester Song Festival 2024
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by clarewells
3M ago
We’re delighted to be able to announce just some of the experts joining us for Manchester Song Festival’s day of workshops and events here at The Stoller Hall on Saturday 2 March, running from 10am right into the evening. We’ll be updating this page as more workshops are announced. Book your ticket for the day of workshops here. Find out more about the Manchester Song Festival, including headline performances, here. CARRIE SIMONE BIRMINGHAM Carrie is a hearing-impaired alt-rock singer-song writer, vocal teacher, voice and hearing sciences researcher, and BAPAM approved vocal rehabilitation co ..read more
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Tom McConville on his upcoming February folk show
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by clarewells
3M ago
“Not only is Tom a fabulous fiddler and great singer, he defies gravity by performing them at the same time, whilst exuding oodles of winsome charm” – Steve Tilston   “One of the greatest violinists I’ve ever heard and by far the biggest influence in my music.  A true master” – Seth Lakeman   On Friday 2 February, veteran UK folk fiddle-player and singer Tom McConville joins forces with pianist/accordianist/multi-instrumental Michael Biggins (who previously appeared here in September 2023 with The Canny Band) for a night of spell-binding tunes, great music and humour in the ..read more
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Emerging Artists Scheme – Applications now open for 2024
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by clarewells
4M ago
We are excited to be launching the second edition of our Emerging Artists Scheme – a project working with emerging and early career artists from a range of genres and backgrounds including jazz, classical and folk. From January 2024 to September 2025, The Stoller Hall will offer development opportunities for up to six early-career musicians (individuals or groups). This includes a live performance as part of our Rush Hour concerts series, and advice sessions with a range of arts industry professionals. We are inviting applications to the scheme from musicians who want to perform live and build ..read more
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New programme for 2024 unveiled
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by annapickard
5M ago
We’ve announced our new programme for 2024 and there’s something for everyone from classical music to jazz, folk, Bollywood, stand-up comedy and more.   The venue, part of Chetham’s School of Music in the heart of Manchester, brings nationally and internationally renowned names alongside top local talent.  The new programme follows a successful year for The Stoller Hall. In 2023, over 40,000 people visited to enjoy family-friendly shows, music from around the world, film with live music, and even footballing legend Eric Cantona took to the stage. The Stoller Hall also hosted sho ..read more
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Who’s performing at Manchester Harp Festival 2024
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by clarewells
5M ago
This January, we host the Manchester Harp Festival, featuring world-class performances, workshops, meet the artist events, children’s activities and an exciting competition for harpists of all abilities – and we’re delighted to welcome performer and workshop leaders from across the harp world. You can find out more about who is performing, and when you can see them, below. ABOUT HUW BOUCHER Huw’s interest in music began when he started learning the piano at the age of 10. At 11 years old at the Junior Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, he began his harp studies with Kathryn Rees. Wi ..read more
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Hear Award-winning Young Composers at The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble’s Concert this November
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by clarewells
6M ago
Earlier this year, The National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 invited aspiring young composers to write a new piece for the  The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, to be premiered here at The Stoller Hall in their November concert. This year, young composers were invited to base their work on a popular tune from the Spanish ‘Golden Age’ of the 16th and 17th centuries, fitting with the overall Spanish theme of the concert, and to create a new piece in the same spirit, using the melody as a starting point for their own musical ideas. Owen Spafford’s Bog Bodies and Jaco ..read more
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