‘Manchester United seek help from the Halle’

As if.

One is a global mega-brand, the other is barely known beyond Salford.

In Leipzig, however, where the football club is struggling, the Red Bulls went on bended knee to the city’s major brand, the Gewandhausorchester, to request a joint promo video.



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    • Norman still thinks that you need a passport to visit Manchester……………and the Halle would put most of the London Orchestras to shame for performance, but as we all know Norman hasn’t sussed that there is public transport between London and Manchester which would enable him to view the Bridgewater Hall (yes Norman, we have a concert hall up north) and hear them perform, and just for good measure we have another excellent orchestra in the BBC Philharmonic. Dear oh dear Norman, you can be a right “chav” at times!

      • “and the Halle would put most of the London Orchestras to shame for performance”

        Now that is just plain silly.

        You’re just replacing one form of prejudice with another.

        • Only silly to the “metropolitan elite” who never venture further north than the M25, no doubt exempting your good self who makes regular forages to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and even “the land god gave to cain” i.e. Gateshead!

    • Very rough and ready survey of Google hits:

      “Halle Orchestra” 156,000
      “Gewandhausorchester Leipzig” 557,000
      “City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra” 289,000
      “London Symphony Orchestra” 6,210,000

      He might, repeat might, have a point.

  • What are you talking about? RB Leipzig is one of the major players in the Bundesliga, even played Champions League a couple of seasons ago.

  • The Gewandhaus orchestra is subsidized “out the yin-yang” by taxpayers money. They made losses for many years and it is difficult to find exact information on their current financial position. So their support of the soccer club is likely to be more moral than material.

  • Currently sixth in the English Premiership, ‘The Red Devils’ (as they used to be known) need every bit of help they can get. Maybe the Halle has a good striker (try the percussion section) or even a good goalkeeper!

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