Summer Highlights here at the Stoller Hall

We’re gearing up for a fantastic summer of music-making and events, including family shows, rare appearances from legendary performers, and ten days of world-class piano music. 

Our exciting line-up kicks off with a performance from singer-songwriter Emily King on Tuesday 9 July. The New York City-bred artist has brought ever-evolving levels of depth and nuance to her songwriting, promising a mesmerising blend of soul, R&B and pop for audiences.  

The Spooky Men’s Chorale returns to Stoller Hall on Wednesday 10 July following a barnstorming 2022 performance. Formed in the Blue Mountains of Australia in 2001 by ‘spookmeister’ Stephen Taberner, the Spooky Men soon attracted attention with Georgian table songs, beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers, and humorous anthems like ‘Don’t stand between a man and his tool’. 

For film-lovers, the North West’s oldest amateur orchestra, Gorton Philharmonic, celebrates some of the world’s greatest theme tunes from James Bond to Star Wars, on Saturday 13 July. 

On Sunday 14 July, our family programme takes centre stage with a new edition of Terra Musica, interactive sessions for primary school-aged children. Featuring a special story created by Brazilian music specialist Tony Watt and violinist/beatboxer Faz Shah, families will explore the sights and sounds of carnivals from around the world.  

Jumping into the realm of comedy, Thursday 18 July sees stand-up performer Sammy Obeid (famous for his Guinness World Recording-breaking stint of performing 1001 nights of comedy in a row) take to the stage, while on Friday 19 July, chart-topping podcast I’m Grand Mam will bring a night of laughs and skits while exploring  life landmarks that accompany growing up gay in the world today. 

Chetham’s International Piano Summer School returns from Thursday 8 – Sunday 18 August with live performances every day, from lunchtime recitals featuring young, up-and-coming musicians to late-evening appearances from world-leading classical pianists. 

Finally, we’ll be closing out the summer season with a rare UK appearance from the legendary American musician and storyteller Rickie Lee Jones on Friday 30 August. We already have limited ticket availability for this concert!

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