The acclaimed Haçienda Classical with Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and Manchester Camerata comes to Brighton Racecourse in September following a run of prestigious gigs over the summer including a sold out London Royal Albert Hall concert and opening Glastonbury’s main stage.
Stereo MC’s have been recently added to theline up with a Groove Armada DJ set rounding off the bill for the day as Haçienda Classical returns to Brighton with its new 2017 set, following the sold out Brighton Festival concert at Brighton Dome.
Haçienda Classical, which sees theclubs original DJ partnership Graeme Park and Mike Pickering reinterpret seminal dance classics with Manchester Camerata – “Probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra” (The Times) – conductor Tim Crooks and guests performing a full, continuous set.
Haçienda Classical has returned in 2017 with a new set, aired for the first time at concerts in Leeds and Glasgow. The Yorkshire Evening Post commented on the Leeds show calling it “ two hours of sheer enjoyment for the head, heart and feet, this is a show that’s hard to beat,” while Contact Music hailed it as “a total success”.
Meanwhile the second fully sold out Glasgow show was awarded the full five stars by The Wee Review (“the atmosphere was joyous”) whilst the Daily Record labelled the revised concert and set up “impressive but tunes remain at the heart of it all.”
Upcoming shows for Haçienda Classical over Summer 2017 include Glastonbury Festival, Harbourside Ampitheatre Bristol, Manchester’s Castlefield Arena, Kew The Music, Lytham Festival, Newcastle’s Live From Times Square, Liverpool’s Hope & Glory Festival, The Big Feastival, Brighton Racecourse with a homecoming end of year concert just announced for Manchester’s Apollo Theatre.
As The Haçienda’s dance heritage has collided with the world of classical music, the concerts have been widely praised with great audience responses from the gigs, and dates selling out in minutes.
In its second year, the tour returns to venues that hosted 2016′s inspirational nights as well as new locations, recreating the tunes that defined a generation at the original club, renewed afresh and rearranged with a classical orchestra.
FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017 – Royal Albert Hall, London (SOLD OUT)
SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017 – Glastonbury Festival (SOLD OUT)
SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017 – Harbourside Ampitheatre, Bristol
SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
FRIDAY 14TH JULY 2017 – Kew The Music, Kew Gardens, London
THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST 2017 – Lytham Festival, Lytham
FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST 2017 – Times Square, Newcastle
SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST 2017 – Hope & Glory Festival, Liverpool
FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST 2017 – The Big Feastival, Markham
SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2017 – Brighton Racecourse, Brighton
SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2017 – Manchester Apollo, Manchester
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On Manchester Camerata
‘Probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ (The Times) and a Registered Charity, Manchester Camerata is redefining what an orchestra can do. Famous for innovation, the orchestra pops up in all sorts of places, from concert halls to care homes, and collaborates with a spectrum of artists, from classical superstar Martha Argerich to the Haçienda DJs. The orchestra’s Music Director and conductor, Gábor Takács-Nagy, is one of the finest musicians on the planet, and a magnet for international artists and collaborators. The award-winning Camerata is at the forefront of international music-led dementia research, and its pioneering community programme helps to promote social change in its communities.
On AMC Choir
The AMC Choir who perform at all the Haçienda Classical dates sing with a style that fuses House and Gospel music perfectly.
Matching natural, full-bodied, vocals to recreate the classic tracks which make up the Haçienda Classical set, their voices resonate with the sounds of the DJ’s and The Camerata as their harmonies and considerable energy generate the atmosphere at the concerts.
Based in Manchester, AMC have performed together since the early 90s’ across many tours and special events and choir director Audrey Mattis, says of the involvement in the tour; “Singing these famous House tunes with the knowledge that Manchester and The Haçienda was at the heart of creating the original sound is an inspirational feeling. With the cheering, and the dancing crowds, we really feel like we’re part of a historical moment. It’s uplifting to hear the crowd singing along with us from the minute they hear the intros until the very last note.”
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