The Stoller Hall

The Stoller Hall
Hunt's Bank, Manchester, M3 1DA
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Baronial Baroque Nov 2018

An hour of timeless baroque repertoire performed by Chetham's students in the historic Baronial Hall, directed by Dr Martyn Shaw. The school's baroque ensemble performs regularly at the Greenwich Early Music Festival, the Early Music Shop in Saltaire and in Chetham's atmospheric medieval hall.

Wed 21 Nov

£6 (£5)

Beethoven Piano Competition

Join Chetham's piano department for the finals of their annual Beethoven competition, in which the school's finest young players - including the winners of numerous international competitions - perform Beethoven's works for an external adjudicator.

Wed 12 Dec

Carole Nash Hall

£6 (£5)

Boris Berman

The artistry of Boris Berman is well known to the audiences across six continents. His highly acclaimed performances have included appearances with leading orchestras worldwide and in major festivals and recital series. Boris Berman opens the Striking Gold piano series, marking the golden jubilee year of Chetham's School…

Wed 30 Jan 2019

£18 (£3)


Blending double bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, song and Scottish stepdance with Celtic flair and frenzy.

Sat 3 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

A Bridge for Peace

The delightful duet-couple Riyad Nicolas and Mariela Shaker, two of Syria's leading young classical musicians, build a bridge between the East and the West as they perform Vivaldi, Chopin, Bartk and Mayyas al Yamani. This unique compilation of classics lights up your Sunday!

Sun 7 Oct

£16 (£8)

Cara Dillon: Upon a Winter's Night

Cara Dillon, possessed of one of the most celebrated folk voices to have come out of Ireland, will be touring her Christmas show "Upon A Winter's Night" for a third year running this December (2018). The overwhelming success of previous tours cementing this magical and memorable festive experience as a firm tradition for…

Sun 9 Dec

Prices to be confirmed

Carpe Vitam

A new audio visual performance marking 100 years of votes for women. Carpe Vitam documents women's journey to make their own way in the world, starting with the struggle for women's rights to work, women working during WWI and votes for women, and continuing through the decades with inspirational women up to the present…

Thu 15 Nov

£11–£13 (£8.80–£10.40)

Chetham's Big Band Nov 2018

An evening of upbeat jazz by Chetham's inimitable Big Bands and combos, bringing together players from across the school. From jazz standards to contemporary repertoire, it's a night to celebrate the very best young jazz talent from the UK and beyond. Previous Big Band players are now making waves on the professional jazz…

Sat 17 Nov

£11 (£9)

Chetham's Christmas Cracker: Ensembles

Join the school's lower school instrumentalists and ensembles for a feast of music with a hint of festive flair, beginning with the formidable talents of outstanding young piano soloists. After lunch, ensemble music making comes to the fore with performances by brass, woodwind and string groups and by the Lower School…

Sat 1 Dec

£6 (£5)

Chetham's Christmas Cracker: Pianists

Join the school's lower school instrumentalists and ensembles for a feast of music with a hint of festive flair, beginning with the formidable talents of outstanding young piano soloists. After lunch, ensemble music making comes to the fore with performances by brass, woodwind and string groups and by the Lower School…

Sat 1 Dec

Carole Nash Hall

£6 (£5)

Chetham's Concerto Finals 2019

Chetham's students vie for the chance to perform as soloists with Chetham's orchestras in the 2019-20 concert season. Join finalists and an elite panel of judges, chaired by Director of Music Stephen Threlfall, to see if you can predict the winners! Finish time is approximate; a full schedule will be published online no…

Sun 3 Feb 2019

Prices to be confirmed

Chetham's Ensembles Concert Oct 2018

A selection of music by Chetham's exceptional younger performers. The concert includes music by a variety of ensembles from across the instrumental departments, including many players performing for the very first time onstage at Chetham's.

Wed 17 Oct

£6 (£5)

Chetham's Sinfonia & Ensembles Feb 2019

Chetham's younger ensembles take to the stage with a selection of works for woodwind, brass and string groups, whilst lower school soloists perform extracts from major concertos. The programme includes popular works by two of the 20th century's greatest English composers, Eric Coates and Malcolm Arnold, performed by…

Tue 12 Feb 2019

£6 (£5)

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra: Enigma Variations

"To my friends pictured within' - Elgar's dedication to the fourteen friends and family members who inspired each variation of his most beloved work. The first performance by Chetham's Symphony Orchestra in the School's golden jubilee year, it's a fitting work with which to mark fifty years of friendship and musical…

Thu 14 Feb 2019

£18 (£3)

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra: Movie Music

In a special collaboration with Big Screen Live, Chetham's Symphony Orchestra performs some of the best known film music of recentyears, following an exclusive series of workshops and masterclasses with a major name in the movie industry.

Wed 17 Oct

£12–£15 (£3)

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra: The Firebird

An hour long concert featuring two of the most outstanding works of the early 20th century. Ravel's jazz-infused Piano Concerto features soloist Rose McLachlan, 16, performing as a concerto soloist alongside an orchestra of her peers. The concert continues with the 1919 suite from Stravinsky's much loved ballet fairytale…

Wed 17 Oct

£8–£10 (£3)

Chetham's Vocal Concert November 2018

Chetham's Sixth Form singers perform a range of solo and ensemble works, showcasing music from both classical and contemporary repertoire. A chance to support the school's young singers as they present some of the most popular works ever written for the human voice.

Tue 20 Nov

Carole Nash Hall

£6 (£5)

A Christmas Carol

Adapted for actors and orchestra by Neil Brand for its original broadcast on BBC Radio 4, this dark and atmospheric version of Dickens' seasonal classic follows Ebenezer Scrooge as his past, present and future conspire to teach him the real spirit of Christmas. Set against a thrilling orchestral underscore, A Christmas…

Sat 15 Dec

£24 (£20)

David Rudolf In Conversation

Inside The Staircase: Lies, Fake Science, and the Owl Theory An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s The Staircase   Join David Rudolf, the defence attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of case and the series. David…

Thu 24 Jan 2019


Debussy at 100

Debussy's complete works for piano, performed in his centenary year by Chetham's pianists aged 8-18 and introduced by Roy Howat. Join the keyboard department for all or part of five one-hour concerts throughout the day, and enjoy the technical skill of these exceptional young players as they explore the full diversity of…

Sun 7 Oct

Carole Nash Hall

£6 (£5)

The Drama of the Oratorio

Extracts from major oratorios, dramatised and performed as semi-staged scenes in the atmospheric Baronial Hall. The 'Opera Extracts' event is an annual highlight of Chetham's calendar, regularly filling every seat across two performances; early booking is highly recommended as the school's singers and student accompanists…

Sun 10 Feb 2019

£6 (£5)

ETO St Matthew Passion

English Touring Opera present the third in the company's stagings of Bach's masterpieces. This will be the Passion according to St Matthew - easily Bach's most dramatic work - in a way you have never seen it. It tells in music the story of a trial, death by crucifixion, and transformation, told by witnesses whose lives…

Wed 28 Nov

£15–£25 (£12–£20)

An Evening with Wayne Ellington

Soul music from the The Voice contestant.

Fri 5 Oct

£18–£25 (£15)

Freddy Kempf, Piano Masterclass

Pianist Freddy Kempf opens the 2018-19 Haworth Masterclass Series, inviting keen pianists and audiences to join him as he puts Chetham's young players through their paces. Students will perform for Freddy and enjoy his expert guidance on their musicality, technique and performance.

Thu 27 Sep

Carole Nash Hall


Gould Piano Trio & Robert Plane, clarinet

The Gould Piano Trio have enjoyed universal acclaim for their 'musical fire' and 'dedication to the genre', remaining at the forefront of the international chamber music scene for a quarter of a century. Their diverse discography encompasses renowned masterpieces of the repertoire alongside rediscovered hidden gems and…

Tue 22 Jan 2019

£10–£16 (£3)

Inside the Orchestra: Enigma Variations

Take a seat onstage alongside Chetham's Symphony Orchestra to share in the rehearsal process for Elgar's Enigma Variations. Presented by Director of Music Stephen Threlfall, this is your chance to experience an orchestral masterwork from a player's perspective - and perhaps even to take up a bow or a baton yourself!

Mon 11 Feb 2019

Prices to be confirmed

Kazakh Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

For the first time ever, a Kazakh orchestra performs in Great Britain to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. With performances in London, Dublin and Manchester, their visit launches a new project, Modern Kazakh Culture in a Global World. The Kazakh Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra is one of…

Thu 25 Oct

£16–£25 (£3)

Leon McCawley 2019

One of Britain's foremost pianists, Leon McCawley has forged a highly successful career since studying at Chetham's and is now established as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to classical, romantic and 20th century repertoire. Leon McCawley is the second performer in the Striking…

Tue 5 Feb 2019

£18 (£3)

Leon McCawley, Piano Masterclass

Pianist and former Chetham's student Leon McCawley appears in the 2018-19 Haworth Masterclass Series, inviting keen pianists and audiences to join him as he challenges the next generation of players to develop their technique, musicality and performance skills Free of charge to all students and under 19s, or with your…

Wed 6 Feb 2019

Carole Nash Hall

Prices to be confirmed

Manchester Camerata: Carnival of the Animals

UpClose: The Next Generation Manchester Camerata are going to fire off as many of your synapses as possible. First comes Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos, a piece studied by scientists to investigate how classical music increases brain activity. That's followed by an extraordinary piece by Robert Schumann and climaxes…

Thu 4 Oct

£12.50 (£2.50)

Manchester Camerata: Haydn & Kraft Cello Concertos

For years, confusion reigned over the true identity of the composer of the Second Cello Concerto in D major - was it Haydn or Kraft? What was never in doubt, though, was the brilliance of both potential composers, and this programme features works from both men. Gbor and Istvn bring crystal clarity to this cellocentric…

Mon 4 Feb 2019

£28.50–£35.50 (£2.50)

Manchester Collective: Black Angels

A voyage of the soulconceived as a kind of parable on our troubled contemporary world' - George Crumb Join Manchester Collective as they journey to the heart of darkness, performing two string quartets by masters of the craft, conjuring up twin visions of a world tearing itself apart. Black Angels is a show about…

Thu 28 Feb 2019

£18 (£5)

Manchester Collective: Romantic Hero

The romantic hero is bold and uncompromising. Emotionally extreme, but also sensitive. Above all, the romantic hero is exceptional. Pianist Jayson Gillham, one of the leading lights of a new generation of truly international musical stars, certainly embodies these characteristics. Hot off the back of critically…

Sat 6 Oct

£18 (£5)

Manchester International Gospel Festival 2019

Amateur Choirs and singers from the UK, Europe and USA come together with the dynamic Wayne Ellington - a star of The Voice in 2018 - for a concert that will have you on your feet, clapping your hands. Wayne leads Manchester Inspirational Voices, winners of the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year 2016, and host…

Sun 17 Feb 2019


NCO with Chloe Hanslip

The NCO's season finale is directed by their Artist in Association, violinist *Chlo Hanslip. * The concert opens with Wolf's Italian Serenade, described by Max Reger as "this appealing work of such an enchanting tonal charm, of such a captivating, highly original colour that it will certainly inspire the greatest…

Fri 10 May 2019

£12–£25 (£5; Children free)

NCO with Freddy Kempf, piano

The Northern Chamber Orchestra kick off their second season at The Stoller Hall with a concert of undeniable masterworks featuring one of the piano world's greatest stars, the phenomenally gifted Freddy Kempf. The programme opens with Mendelssohn at his eloquent best in a piece written after a memorable trip to the…

Fri 28 Sep

£12–£25 (£5; Children free)

NCO with Martin Roscoe

The Northern Chamber Orchestra's first visit in 2019 sees their vice-president Martin Roscoe perform Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto, a mighty work which the composer himself described as 'a compromise between a symphony, a concerto and a huge sonata'. As part of our This Woman's Work series, the second half opens with a…

Fri 15 Mar 2019

£12–£25 (£5; Children free)

Northern Chamber Orchestra with Julian Bliss, clarinet

The Northern Chamber Orchestra's second concert of the season features a remarkable young clarinettist, acclaimed by critics worldwide and recognised as one of the world's finest soloists. Julian Bliss has achieved distinction as concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader, eloquent public speaker…

Fri 26 Oct

£12–£25 (£5; Children free)

Nørthern Lights Chamber Orchestra

Chetham's special friendship with their Norwegian counterparts at the Barratt Due Institute of Music, Oslo, is celebrated in this unique collaborative concert. Outstanding young musicians come together to form a new chamber orchestra under the baton of Arvid Engegrd - whose credits as a conductor include the BBC…

Sat 20 Oct

£12–£15 (£3)

Psappha: New Adventures

Ligeti's astonishing *Aventures *& *Nouvelles Aventures *is both touching and comic. Three singers - alone in their little universe - tell each other stories, exchange confidences and play games through an invented language of the emotions. Meanwhile, the instrumentalists punctuate the drama with some extreme musical…

Thu 27 Sep

£15 (£8)

Rose & Rosie: Exposed

The YouTube stars take their apparently limited skills, zero boundaries and below average IQ on the road to tour the UK and perform their improvised and unscripted sketch comedy. Anything could happen - but it's certain to be hilarious.

Thu 18 Oct


Royal Academy of Music: Chamber Ensembles

Outstanding chamber musicians from London's Royal Academy make a visit to Manchester.

Fri 16 Nov

Carole Nash Hall

£8 (£6)

Seeing Sound: A Chromesthesia Concert

Ever wanted to taste a colour? Or feel a smell? Or see music? This chromesthesia concert is for you. Based on the very real medical phenomenon of sensory wires in the brain getting muddled, experience how technology can make this phenomenon visible for the first time. See how a string quartet's music can be transformed…

Sat 20 Oct

Carole Nash Hall

Prices to be confirmed

Sound Experiment

How does sound work?Why do instruments have holes and keys?What happens when you put a mouthpiece on a hosepipe?And what does it all have to do with a piece of rope? Take part in a Sound Experiment, discovering the science of musical instruments and the magic of sound.

Sat 10 Nov


Sound Experiment: Family Event

Family Event How does sound work? Why do instruments have holes and keys? What happens when you put a mouthpiece on a hosepipe? And what does it all have to do with a piece of rope? Take part in a Sound Experiment, discovering the science of musical instruments and the magic of sound. We think children aged 6 and…

Sat 10 Nov

£8 (£6)

Sound Experiment: School Concerts

A concert for Primary Schools How does sound work? Why do instruments have holes and keys? What happens when you put a mouthpiece on a hosepipe? And what does it all have to do with a piece of rope? Take part in a Sound Experiment, discovering the science of musical instruments and the magic of sound. We think…

Fri 9 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

Stanley Clarke

Grammy Award-winning contemporary jazz bassist and composer from Philadelphia.

Tue 30 Oct


Vesselin Stanev, piano

Born in Varna, Bulgaria, Vesselin Stanev studied at the Academy of Music in Sofia, with Dmitri Bashkirov at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, with Alexis Weissenberg, and at the Conservatoire National Suprieur de Musique in Paris. The winner of prizes including the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the…

Wed 20 Mar 2019

£18 (£3)

Woman to Woman

Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham perform their hits and album tracks with a five-piece band.

Sun 18 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

Woodwind Christmas Concert 2018

Chetham's woodwind players wish you a very Merry Christmas, with their popular festive concert this year in the intimate acoustic of the Carole Nash Hall. Join them for solo and chamber repertoire followed by seasonal refreshments.

Sat 8 Dec

Carole Nash Hall

£6 (£5)

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