Music For Cities - Peter Hook & The Light / A Certain Ratio - First Ever Gig At Halle St Peters - Thurs 21st Nov 2013 - On Sale 9am Mon 4th Nov

Posted on Friday, 1 November 2013

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Music for Cities – November 21 st 2013 

Halle St Peters, Ancoats, Manchester

Peter Hook & The Light / A Certain Ratio

Performing With Young Classical Musicians And Special Guests

The First Ever Gig At Halle St Peters

Limited to 150 Tickets at £40 - Available from Monday 4th November 9am from Ticketline and Ticketmaster

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St Peter’s Church in Ancoats once played host to more than a thousand worshippers. On November 21st just 150 people will have the chance to share this historic space with Manchester legends, Peter Hook and A Certain Ratio supported by musicians from the internationally renowned Halle Orchestra. It’s a unique opportunity to be part of the first ever concert in the Halle Orchestra’s new rehearsal room and to change young lives one song at a time.

Built in 1859, the newly refurbished Church now stands like a beacon of hope in the heart of Ancoats. On being part of the first night’s intimate event, Peter Hook says: “The building is stunning and all the work the Halle has put to bring it back to life makes it the perfect space for concerts. It’s great that we’ve been asked to be part of the first concert here, to share the stage with the Halle’s classical musicians. “

Peter will be joined by The Light and backed by a string quartet, with vocal support drawn from a choir of talented your people. Together they will present music from New Order and Joy Division. “It really will be an historic night and an incredible atmosphere and it’s for a great cause. When I visited United Estates of Wythenshaw I saw their work to build the recording studio and set up the gym. I’m proud to be part of what they’re doing to make lives better.”

Proceeds and profits will go directly to Manchester’s hardest to reach youths. The money will be spent on projects created by the young people who live there, for the young people who live there. “Music for Cities first event at the Cathedral quickly sold out,” said Peter. “This time round, in St Peter’s, it will be much more personal affair with just 150 tickets.”

On the second night ‘Music for Cities’ presents the London based trio Stooshe. The girls have already sold 800,000 singles and their last release ‘Blackheart’ spent 6 weeks in the top 5. “We grew up in London and the problems young people experience in Manchester are exactly the same,” said Karis Anderson “To be part of Music for Cities, to be performing our music in this stunning venue and knowing we’re making a difference – it doesn’t get much better.” Stooshe will be supported by rapper Olos and his hip-rock band.

This year’s two nights are not just be about the music. Students from Manchester’s City College will also get on-the-job experience as they help out with rigging and staging the Music for Cities events in Ancoats.

Martin Moscrop is the head of Music at the College and front man of indie rock band, A Certain Ratio: “For our students to be involved in staging Music for Cities gives them invaluable industry experience. The two nights won’t just raise money and change young lives after the event – they’ll be learning from the professionals. You could spend weeks in a classroom teaching them the things they’ll pick up over the two nights in November”


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