Santa’s Chief Elf, Bash, has got a huge problem – mean trolls have stolen the ‘merry melody’ that Santa needs to create his Christmas magic. As the countdown to Christmas begins, it’s up to you, children of Manchester, to help rescue Christmas! Together with Santa’s favourite orchestra, the Hallé, you’ll go on a quest to find the horn, drum and dance that will save the day. Expect Christmas orchestral favourites, elvish magic, ice spells, and naughty trolls who can’t juggle! The Hallé Family Christmas Concert: Bash and the Missing Merry Melody concert is taking place at The Bridgewater Hall, and will be conducted by Delyana Lazarova, presented by Lucy Tuck and will include themes from much-loved Christmas and family favourites, including the films Elf and E.T., ‘Trepak’ from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Sleigh Ride and many more.