The Hallé Choir is a large symphony chorus, made up of over 200 singers from across the North West and beyond, and from all walks of life.

Founded alongside the Orchestra by Sir Charles Hallé in 1858, the internationally-acclaimed Hallé Choir gives around 15 concerts a year. Recent highlights have included performances of Elgar’s three great oratorios The Dream of Gerontius, The Apostles and The Kingdom as the climax to the Hallé’s 2022–2023 season (and all three have also been released on the Hallé’s own multi-award-winning CD label) and Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the Hallé and Sir Mark Elder at the 2023 BBC Proms.

As well as appearing with the Hallé, the Choir also performs regularly with other orchestras at venues and festivals around the UK, including the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival and York Minster. Recent collaborations have included Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir under Edward Gardner at the 2022 BBC Proms, and the world premiere of Brett Dean’s In This Brief Moment with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under Nicholas Collon, also in 2022.

In earlier seasons the Choir has been thrilled to have performed Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder, Verdi’s Requiem, Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust and Act 3 of Wagner’s Parsifal, as well as undertaking a Spanish tour in 2019 that included two concerts with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León and an a cappella programme of English music.

Made up of 200 singers from all over the North-West of England and from all walks of life, the Hallé Choir offers a range of additional activities, including individual coaching and social events, as well as regular rehearsals.