WIN! Two tickets for Hallé concert

The Hallé Orchestra, one of the UK’s greatest symphonic ensembles, is coming to Sheffield City Hall next month for a spectacular concert.

The Hallé Orchestra
The Hallé Orchestra

Now in its 155th season, the Manchester-based orchestra boasts a distinguished history of acclaimed performances all over the world.

We have teamed up with Sheffield City Hall to offer one lucky reader the chance to win A PAIR OF TICKETS to the Sheffield show on Saturday 20th April 2013.

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Rory Macdonald will conduct the world class ensemble on this very special night, as Jonathan Scott takes charge of the City Hall’s historic organ.

The Hallé and Rory Macdonald will begin with Beethoven’s Leonora No 3, one of the four overtures Beethoven composed for his only opera Fidelio. The work contains quotations from the opera itself and conveys in miniature its overall progression from darkness to light.

And the light of Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian Symphony’ No 4 is most certainly a warm sunny glow. Bursting with optimism, it culminates with a frenzied saltarello.

Finally, Saint-Saëns’ ‘Organ Symphony’ No 3 is one of the grandest orchestral works ever written but it is one with fascinating textures and memorable tunes.

Tickets for the 7pm show are priced £5 - £20. To book, call the box office on 0114 2 789 789 or visit

Answer this question for a chance to WIN a pair of tickets: Q) In which city is the Hallé based? Send your answer, and a daytime contact phone number to Hallé Competition, Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts, S80 2AY or email [email protected]

Entry closes Friday 5th April. Normal Guardian competition rules apply.