What's On at The Stoller Hall - Autumn to Christmas 2022

What's On at The Stoller Hall - Autumn to Christmas 2022


Posted 2022-07-03 by David Keyworthfollow

Sat 10 Sep 2022 - Thu 22 Dec 2022

Music, comedy and more are on offer in The Stoller Hall's recently announced autumn and Christmas programme. The venue, which opened in 2017, is nestled between Victoria Station and Manchester's Medieval Quarter.

It is behind Chetham's - which dates from the fifteenth century. Some concerts feature students from its School of Music. Baronial Baroque, on 10 November, starts at Chetham's Baronial Hall and ends in the Carole Nash Hall - the smaller, 170-seat space at The Stoller Hall.

Other classical concerts include Steven Isserlis, on 3 October. The cellist is making his Stoller-debut beneath the 'panel absorber' ceiling. He will be joined by the Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson, in partnership with Manchester Chamber Concerts Society Series.

Two days earlier, there is the enchanting prospect of Voices of the Sands. It is a dramatic cantata by Michael Betteridge and Rebecca Hurst, which invokes Goodwin Sands on the the Kent Coast, where more than 2,000 ships have foundered and sunk. Shakespeare mentions Goodwin Sands in both The Merchant of Venice and King John: "And your supply, which you have wish'd so long,\ Are cast away and sunk on Goodwin Sands."

On 1st December, solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie will team up with Trio HLK for an evening of deconstructed jazz, shimmering jazz standards and a veritable battery of percussion.

The 482-seat capacity main hall, will also echo to sounds of folk, jazz, country, gospel and music inspired by the seasons of India, performed by the Inner Vision Orchestra Quintet, with Baluji Shrivastav.

On 22nd October, Soweto Gospel Choir will perform a collection of songs which celebrate and commemorate South Africa's democratic movement struggle.

The hydraulic stage and oak profiled panelling will also resonate with laughter as the space is handed over to The Comedy Store for two nights.

There will be solo shows by names familiar to BBC radio listeners - Scott Bennett and Mitch Benn, who combines comedy with music.

The hall will see out 2022 by swinging into Christmas, with the Down for the Count Orchestra recreating the sounds of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and more.

Fran Healey General Manager at The Stoller Hall said: "There really is something for everybody and for all ages. Also with "our pay what you can" scheme and Fee Free Friday on 8 July, where there will be no booking fees for any tickets purchased that day, we really are committed to making our venue and our concerts as appealing and as accessible as possible."

The Stoller Hall is situated between a catalyst of industrial Manchester in the shape of Victoria Station and the Medieval Quarter of Chetham's and the cathedral, which dates from the thirteenth century. The cathedral includes a statue of Humphrey Chetham who was born in Crumpsall in 1580.

He made a donation to set up a school in Manchester. The original Blue Coat School accommodated 40 boys and later became Chetham's Hospital and then Chetham's School of Music. He also left funds to establish Chetham's Library, which is still in use. Guided tours can be booked here here

In September 2021, The Stoller Hall hosted a Medieval Manchester festival, to mark Chetham's 600th anniversary. It featured Horrible Histories, falconry, medieval games, period music and creative workshops.

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!date 10/09/2022 -- 22/12/2022
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