The entire Hallé family visits from Manchester to make history at the Proms, as Sir Mark Elder comes to the end of his last season as Music Director after a quarter of a century in the role.

First heard in Cincinnati last year, Sir James MacMillan’s Timotheus, Bacchus and Cecilia is a celebration of music’s ability to move the soul, and unites choirs of children and adults with a huge orchestra as it moves from jubilation to serenity. The evening concludes with the symphony that changed Gustav Mahler’s creative direction – the great outpouring of defiance, exasperation and all-embracing love that is his Symphony No. 5.


Tickets go on sale 18 May.


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