Foden's and the Halle Orchestra

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 30 April 2015


On Wednesday 1st July Foden's will appear in concert as guest of award-winning symphony orchestra, the Hallé, at Manchester’s stunning Bridgewater Hall. The concert, entitled Foundation of Liberty, marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. The concert is influenced by the ancient document, which forms the basis of many modern freedoms. The programme also has connections with great historical empires, the Roman and the British, as well as links to famous Manchester events, such as the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. 

Speaking about the forthcoming concert, Foden's Band Manager Mark Wilkinson commented 'We are delighted that the Hallé has invited us to be their guests at this high profile concert. The Hallé is one of the world's leading Orchestras and we hope that our appearance will raise the profile of Brass Bands as well as introducing Brass Bands to a new and wider audience.' 

Foden's will combine with the Hallé for a new commission by Andrew Duncan entitled A Tale of Two Empires: Cottonopolis as well as Respighi's The Pines of Rome. Audiences can also hear Foden's perform the brass band classic Resurgam by Eric Ball, conducted by Michael Fowles. 
The Hallé will perform Arnold's Peterloo Overture, Walton’s Henry V Suite and The History of the English Speaking Peoples. 
Further info and ticket purchases can be made via… or call The Bridgewater Hall box office on 0161 907 9000. 


The Hallé and Foden’s 
Wednesday 1 July, 7.30pm 
The Bridgewater Hall 

Arnold Overture: Peterloo Walton Henry V: Suite Andrew Duncan A Tale Of Two Empires: Cottonopolis Walton The History of the English Speaking Peoples Ball Resurgam Respighi The Pines of Rome 
Stephen Bell conductor • Foden’s Band Tickets from £19 (including booking fee) A number of concessions available. Check the website for details. Box office: 0161 907 9000 | 

About the Hallé Now in its 157th season, the Hallé ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles. With a reputation for artistic excellence, the Hallé remains determined to seek ways to enhance and refresh what it undertakes. Sir Mark Elder became Music Director in 2000. Founded in Manchester by Sir Charles Hallé, the Hallé gave its first concert in the Free Trade Hall on 30 January 1858. The Hallé’s distinguished history of acclaimed performances includes over 70 concerts each year in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, around 40 concerts a year around Britain, international tours, frequent broadcasts and televised performances.
For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell