The Hallé – The Snowman at The Bridgewater Hall

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor

The Hallé – The Snowman, 22–23 December 2017, from £16.00 - Book now

Christmas just ain’t Christmas without The Snowman and this December sees the golden ticket of all Snowman experiences by Manchester’s mighty Hallé, conducted by the orchestra’s exciting Jonathon Heyward who aged just 24 is tipped as a rising star.

Two orchestral pieces frame the concert and we defy anyone to leave without a warm glow. First up broadcaster, presenter and musician Tom Redmond narrates Michael Rosen’s much-loved We’re Going On A Bear Hunt tale. Expect to join in with “we’re not scared!”

Conductor Jonathon Heyward Courtesy Jeremy Ayres Fischer
Conductor Jonathon Heyward courtesy Jeremy Ayres Fischer


The main event follows as a large scale screening of The Snowman accompanied live by the full force of the Hallé playing Howard Blake’s famous score, with a chorister performing Walking In The Air. It’s a great joint programme highlighting the themes of friendship and new adventures and experiences. One of the best introductions we can think of to live orchestral music for big and little kids alike.


The Hallé – The Snowman

22–23 December 2017
From £16.00