Come and Play with the Hallé 2020

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Take part alongside the world renowned Hallé

The Isle of Man Arts Council is delighted to announce “Come & Play with the Hallé” on Sunday 21st June 2020 at the Royal Hall, Villa Marina, Douglas.

This is an invitation to young musicians to play and sing with a world renowned full symphony orchestra, with our very special guest, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who played at the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and whose current album is number one in the classical music charts and who will also play at the concert.

Any interested instrumentalist or singer can take part in the event – level of ability required: ANY! (up to grade 5).  Music will be provided, and two rehearsals will be held (16th and 18th June 2020, 6pm to 7pm at Bemahague School) and will be led by local musicians and teachers, Chris Sullivan, Mandy Griffin and Katie Lawrence.
The emphasis is on fun and participation, and the opportunity to make music with one of the world’s greatest orchestras!

In order to take part, please complete an application form and return as detailed before FRIDAY 27th MARCH 2020.  The event is free for our participating musicians but audience tickets will go on sale in April via the Villa Gaiety website.

For further information, please contact the Isle of Man Arts Council by phone on 694598 or by email:

For further information regarding the Hallé’s concert with Sheku Kanneh Mason on Saturday 20th June, please see

The Isle of Man Arts Council would also like to thank Andrew Cole and Chris Sullivan (IOM Symphony Orchestra), Mandy Griffin and Katie Lawrence for their valued help and support.

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The Department of Education, Sport and Culture
Rheynn Ynsee, Spoyrt as Cultoor
Isle of Man Government
Reiltys Ellan Vannin
Isle of man Government