Manchester’s orchestras come together in support of bomb victims

Manchester’s orchestras come together in support of bomb victims


norman lebrecht

May 26, 2017

Press release, just in:

All of Manchester’s communities stand together in strength, resilience and love.


In this most musical of cities, Manchester’s orchestral musicians from the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata will come together with The Bridgewater Hall for a concert in support of the families and friends of the victims of last Monday’s atrocity.


The event details are:


  • Thursday 1 June at 8pm
  • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • Sir Mark Elder and Stephen Bell will conduct members of the Hallé, Manchester Camerata and BBC Philharmonic orchestras
  • Performances by Clare Teal, Alice Coote and Guy Garvey


The evening will include inspiring and uplifting classical music, a performance by Alice Coote – one of the world’s finest mezzo sopranos – as well as songs from international jazz star Clare Teal and award-winning singer-songwriter Guy Garvey.

Everyone involved with the event are giving their services free. Tickets for the concert are free, but you MUST have a ticket to gain entry.

We are asking people, if they are able, to make a donation to the WeStandTogetherManchester Justgiving page at

You can get the latest information, details on admission and book tickets by


  • Martin Furber says:

    I applaud John Summers (Halle CEO), Sir Mark Elder and all the artists, administrators and orchestras involved in arranging this event.

    • V.Lind says:

      Likewise. Maybe instead of issuing press releases the pther day, which netted them some criticism on this site, when they lifted the phones to each other it was to ask “What can we DO? To HELP?”

      This will. Well played, people.