Chetham's School of Music

Chetham's

Chetham's is an integral part of the North West's rich cultural heritage, housed in buildings that are nearly 600 years old and boasting a truly unique and magical atmosphere. Our medieval buildings are one of Manchester’s real gems - playing music in the Baronial Hall is undoubtedly an experience in itself!

A Chetham's student's diary is always busy and packed with opportunities inside and outside the practice room. Recently, our students have broadcast for BBC Radio 3, performed at BBC Proms in the Park, composed music in response to artworks from the British Art Show and performed as part of an exhibition at Manchester Museum. Our jazz musicians regularly perform at leading venues and our two Big Bands are regularly winners of national prizes. Our Chamber Choir recently performed at the BBC Proms with the Gabrielli Consort and Paul McCreesh and recorded for Deutsche Grammophone.

We also share our Manchester home with The Bridgewater Hall, Hallé, BBC Philharmonic orchestras and Royal Northern College of Music - Chetham's students regularly benefit from our strong links with the organisations through events and festivals. Many of Chetham’s tutors also teach at the RNCM and are principal players with the city's orchestras.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Historic house or home, Library, Heritage site, Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Monday-Friday
9.00-12.30 and 1.30 to 4.30
The Library is closed on public holidays, and between Christmas and New Year.
These are the opening hours for the library. The opening hours for our music events differ and are subject to change.

Admission charges

Please check.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
The Wilderness

The Wilderness

  • 12 December 2017 7:30-9:30pm *on now

The production mixes art forms: speaking interspersed with the expressiveness of dance. A composer has created a specially commissioned score that combines traditional Chinese instruments with Western electronic music, complementing both the spirit of the original drama and its contemporary English staging. This play will be performed in Chinese, by a non-professional cast who have trained extensively with acting, dance and music coaches. A synopsis will be available in English.

Admission

£15 (£12)

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/the-wilderness/

Stephen Hough

STEPHEN HOUGH: FROM PROCESS TO PERFORMANCE

  • 13 December 2017 From 7pm

This December brings a new kind of first – a chance to join Stephen Hough in preparation for his forthcoming performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

An alumnus of Chetham’s, Stephen is joined by the acclaimed Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra to support his own preparations – and has generously offered to open the doors to an audience to share the pathway from solo practice to concert platform. Take your seat in rehearsal for this fascinating glimpse into the process that precedes performance.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Stoller Hall

Admission

£12 £10

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/stephen-hough-from-process-to-performance/

Gwilym Simcock

NORTHERN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH GWILYM SIMCOCK

  • 12 January 2018 From 7:30pm

He moves effortlessly between jazz and classical music, with a harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions. NCO are delighted to be forging a relationship with such a megastar and in this concert will be joined by young string players from Chetham’s School of Music, the centre for excellence that has produced so many of today’s musicians including Gwilym himself.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Stoller Hall

Admission

£25 - £12

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/northern-chamber-orchestra-with-gwilym-simcock/

Julie Fowlis

An evening with Julie Fowlis

  • 24 January 2018 7:45-9:45pm

Deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist, her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the world for ten years, across four studio albums.

Admission

£24.50-£17.50

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/an-evening-with-julie-fowlis/

Shelby Lynn and Allison Moorer

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer With special guest, Teddy Thompson

  • 29 January 2018 7:45-9:45pm

It’s as deep, haunting, knowing, and beautiful as the Alabama woods they once called home. 

Admission

£34.50-£24.50

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/shelby-lynne-allison-moorer/

A Voyage Around The Orchestra

A Voyage Around The Orchestra

  • 3 February 2018 10:15-11am, 11-11:45am

So many questions! We’re looking for musical explorers to join us on a voyage of discovery using some of the BBC’s Ten Pieces I, II and III. You’ll need your curiosity and your imagination as you meet The Stoller Hall Outreach Ensemble to learn all about the amazing orchestra and how it works.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 11-13

Admission

£8 (£6); family £25 (5 tickets)

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/a-voyage-around-the-orchestra-family-event/

The Heath Quartet

THE HEATH QUARTET

  • 6 February 2018 From 7:30pm

In May 2013 they became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music they were selected for representation by YCAT, were awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship and in 2012 won Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Strong exponents of contemporary music, the Quartet have also worked with several leading composers including Hans Abrahamsen, Louis Andriessen, Brett Dean, Anthony Gilbert, Sofia Gubaidulina, Steve Mackey. They took part in the European première of Steve Mackey’s Gaggle and Flock for string octet and the world première of John Musto’s Another Place with Carolyn Sampson at the Wigmore Hall.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Stoller Hall

Admission

£16, £12

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/the-heath-quartet/

Big Band

CHETHAM’S BIG BAND WITH IAIN BALLAMY

  • 14 February 2018 From 7:30pm

Described as urbane, original, freethinking and uncompromising, Ballamy’s work is contemporary with both strong jazz and classical references unencumbered by formality or tradition.

Chetham’s Jazz department has produced some of the rising and established stars of the UK jazz scene, from pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock to young band Jam Experiment, who recently made their debut at Wigan International Jazz Festival with songs from their debut album.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Stoller Hall

Admission

£11 (£9)

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/chethams-big-band-with-iain-ballamy/

CSO

CHETHAM’S SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SIBELIUS & RAVEL

  • 16 February 2018 From 7:30pm

Two talented young soloists present seldom performed yet virtuosic and engaging works for trombone and oboe, set alongside two orchestral masterworks.

30% off when you attend Inside the Orchestra. Book both together for the discount to apply automatically, or call Box Office for assistance.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£18 - £10

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/chethams-symphony-orchestra-sibelius-ravel/

Martin and Eliza Carthy

Martin & Eliza Carthy

  • 18 March 2018 7-9pm

Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced a generations of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and a multiple-award winner at the BBC Radio Two Folk awards.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£16.50-£12.10

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/martin-eliza-carthy/

WAM

W.A.M - Manchester Camerata

  • 7 April 2018 7:30-9:30pm

They are presenting you with the live experience with one of the world’s most eminent pianists, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. He resumes this perfect partnership with Gábor, sophisticated yet accessible – affable yet astounding. The programme will include Mozart’s Piano Concertos No.15 in B-flat Major & No.16 in D Major as well as his Quintet for Piano and Winds performed by Camerata’s very own principal wind players.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£35, £28, £20 | U18s £3

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/w-a-m/

Psappha

Psappha - A Wonderful Day

  • 20 April 2018 7:30-9:30pm

The centerpiece is a new work by the renowned jazz guitarist and composer Mike Walker. Psappha is joined by Mike and reeds player Iain Dixon in a piece that combines classical music with the improvisation and rhythmic drive of jazz. Mike also joins us as the soloist in Steven Mackey’s Deal, which intertwines rock and classical.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Early bird pricing £17, Students and under 18s £15

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/psappha-a-wonderful-day/

NCO

The Northern Chamber Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season Finale

  • 13 May 2018 3-5pm

Either side of Elgar’s Cello Concerto are two of the most recognisable pieces in the repertoire; the overture to the Magic Flute, whose energy will bring any audience instantly to life, and Beethoven’s great C minor Symphony, whose opening hammer blows of fate, the opening four notes which are as portentous as they are famous, lead us through what many regard to be the very apogee of western classical music. At the triumphant end of the symphony, the orchestra will be at very much full-strength with trumpets and trombones ensuring that the anniversary season ends in suitably triumphant style.

Admission

£25-£12

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/nco-50th-anniversary-season-finale/

Vivaldi

Vivaldi Rocks - Manchester Camerata

  • 31 May 2018 7:30-9:30pm

Hugo Ticciati aims to bring that same atmosphere back to a venue purpose built to capture the magic of Camerata, the stunning Stoller Hall. Ticciati combines Vivaldi Concertos with rock music arrangements of Muse, Metallica and Dream Theatre.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£35, £28, £20 | U18s £3

Website

http://stollerhall.com/whats-on/vivaldi-rocks/

Chetham's School of Music
Long Millgate
Manchester
M3 1SB
England

Website

www.chethams.com

E-mail

chets@chethams.com

Telephone

01618 349644

Fax

01618 393609

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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