The Hallé - Magnificat

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor

Thursday 23 March 2023 7.30pm

Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: TBC
Tuning Up: 6.30pm in the Auditorium
Hallé Chief Executive, David Butcher, in conversation with Ryan Wigglesworth and Matthew Hamilton about Magnificat.
Concert Start: 7.30pm
Interval: TBC
Second half: TBC
Finish: TBC

Timings will be updated closer to the concert date. Please check the website on the afternoon of the performance for up-to-date information. All timings are approximate and are subject to change.​

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Tickets £15.50 to £46.00

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The Hallé - Magnificat

Ryan Wigglesworth Magnificat World Premiere
Mahler Symphony No.4

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
Sophie Bevan soprano
Hallé Choir choral director Matthew Hamilton

Multi-talented as composer, conductor and pianist, Ryan Wigglesworth is well-known as a former Hallé Principal Guest Conductor and Associate Artist, who has become Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony 0rchestra this season. The concert’s first half comprises the UK premiere of a Hallé/Bergen Philharmonic co-commission, Wigglesworth’s setting of the Magnificat, in which the Hallé Choir are joined by leading lyric soprano Sophie Bevan. Intriguingly, Wigglesworth regards the text as ‘a song of praise and thanksgiving’, but also Mary’s ‘personal manifesto’. It’s the spirit of the German folk poems, Das Knaben Wunderhorn (The boy’s magic horn) that pervades Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. It’s famous for its Scherzo, an eerie ‘Dance of Death’ and finale, in which Bevan’s ‘compelling … rich and powerful voice’ (Glasgow Herald) will embody a child’s vision of heaven.

Hallé New Commissions: CMS

Thursday Series Sponsor: SIEMENS

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