Come and Play with the Hallé!

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Local singers and musicians have the unique chance to perform with The Hallé orchestra, led by Lyn Fletcher, this summer.

The Isle of Man Arts Council is bringing the world famous orchestra to the Island for performances on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June.

As part of the orchestra's Come and Play with The Hallé initiative, local people who sing or play an instrument have the chance to be part of the Sunday afternoon performance, commencing at 2pm.

Two pieces of music will be selected and participants will meet in advance to rehearse them.

Geoff Corkish MBE MLC, Chairman of the Arts Council, said: 'This is a unique and exciting opportunity for local singers and musicians to perform with one of the world's best known and most critically acclaimed orchestras.

'This ties in with the Programme for Government, in which we pledge to nurture culture and the arts by encouraging creative activity.'

To register your interest in taking part, contact the Arts Council on 01624 694598 or by Friday 28th April.

Rehearsals will take place at the Department of Education and Children's Music Service, based at St Ninian's Lower School, on dates to be advertised.

Maggie Richardson, Head of Music Service, will run the rehearsals.

Tickets for The Hallé are on sale via or the ticket hotline on 01624 600555, concessions are available including a family ticket concession available for the Sunday afternoon performance.

The Halle's visit is sponsored by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, PokerStars, Tower Insurance and Manx Radio, via it's 'In Association With' package.

The Hallé is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Isle of Man Government
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