Manchester Sound Gallery

This October, we will be visiting Manchester for a weekend of concerts, collaborations and workshops. You can find out more below, including details about our performance at Hallé St Peters on Sunday 8 October. We are looking forward to our return to Manchester, and hope you can join us!

Saturday 7 October

Events begin with an afternoon workshop with The Mancunium Consort, one of the rising stars of the choral music scene. Their programme for the early evening concert features a host of Renaissance treasures, from composers including Gibbons, Tallis, Monteverdi and Schütz.


International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Students are invited to purchase a ticket which gives access to both the concert and afternoon workshop for just £5. In this workshop, we will focus on a handful of pieces from The Mancunium Consort’s concert programme. We will explore a variety of technical areas including ensemble skills, vocal technique, and emotional expression.


International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Join The Mancunium Consort as they present a selection of beautiful sacred and secular works from the Renaissance. We will also be performing a short set at the concert, and the two groups will share the stage for a choral collaboration!

About the ensemble
The Mancunium Consort is an up-and-coming vocal ensemble based in Manchester. The choir is primarily geared towards showcasing innovative and exciting performances of early music to new audiences, as well as widening the platform for young professionals in the North. 

Sunday 8 October

In the afternoon, we will be working with Hallé Youth Choir on their current repertoire, followed by an evening concert at Hallé St Peters. Join us as we perform a sequence of atmospheric choral works, inspired by the ancient service of Compline.


FADING – nine centuries of choral meditation
Hallé St Peters

About the programme

Since the fourth century, the service of Compline has marked the end of the day, ushering in the darkness of the night. Much of the music here is inspired by this ancient service, evoking a contemplative atmosphere, including renaissance polyphony by Lobo, Sheppard and Palestrina that contains startling harmonic shifts and expressive word painting. Then there is a turning point; the light returns, birds sing, and flowers bloom once more, with contemporary reflections by Veljo Tormis, Joanna Marsh, and Sarah Rimkus.

If you would like to meet with the ensemble to discuss future events in the North West, please contact us.

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