Available for release 3rd September. Pre-order at a special price, as part of the Halle label special offer. The Halle will be performing The Apostles at the Proms on August the 10th, broadcast live of BBC R3.

‘Elder’s dramatic sense of the whole structure made it all thrillingly compelling… the choral sound was truly imposing.’ – The Guardian on the Hallé’s performance at The Bridgewater Hall

‘A different sort of authenticity informed Mark Elder’s superb performance of The Apostles with the Hallé orchestra and choirs.’ – The Daily Telegraph

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Sir Mark Elder has been Music Director of the Hallé since September 2000, during which time the orchestra’s considerable achievements have been recognised in significant awards, an enhanced international profile, and popular and critical acclaim. Highlights of the 2009–10 season, during which Sir Mark celebrates his 10th anniversary with the orchestra, include his and the Hallé’s major role in a complete cycle of Mahler symphonies marking the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

He has made recordings with a range of orchestras including, since 2003, a series of highly praised discs on the Hallé’s own CD label in repertoire ranging from Elgar (including The Dream of Gerontius), Richard Strauss, Debussy, Nielsen and Wagner to Colin Matthews. Recent opera recordings include Donizetti’s Dom Sébastien and Imelda de’Lambertazzi for Opera Rara.

Sir Mark Elder was knighted in 2008, and was awarded the CBE in 1989. He won an Olivier Award in 1991 for his outstanding work at ENO and in 2006 he was named Conductor of the Year by the Royal Philharmonic Society.