The Stoller Hall – Manchester’s world-class chamber concert and events venue is celebrating their year-round programme of diverse music with a range of live concerts. The line-up includes outstanding ethnically diverse concerts, performers and composers.
Historically Black History month is a chance to shine a light on black musicians, performers and composers but The Stoller Hall has embedded ethically diverse music and events into its’ year round programme of live music.
Events include Qawwali Live featuring Chand Ali Khan, designed to bring listeners to a state of spiritual ecstasy through mesmerising vocals and reinterpretation of classic Sufi texts. Public concerts during Chetham’s School of Music October music course include two remarkable works by inspirational black composers. Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra will perform Fairtrade by Ayanna Witter-Johnson, on Friday 22 October. Witter-Johnson – a British composer of Jamaican heritage – is a singer, songwriter and cellist. She was a MOBO award shortlist nominee for Best Jazz Act in 2012 and has composed for the London Symphony Orchestra.
And at the end of November Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita: Suba celebrate their shared ancestral connection to Africa. Joining Omar and Seckou in the studio and for live performances is the inimitable Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles.
Alongside live music concerts, The Stoller Hall provides a platform for young musicians educating them from School to stage. The live music venue sits alongside Chetham’s School of Music, the UK’s largest specialist music school, providing music education for students aged 8-18 from 28 different cultures and ethnic backgrounds, with a common passion for music.