Following huge critical acclaim and phenomenal demand FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra are bringing back Haçienda Classical in 2017 with a brand new soundtrack for the concerts.
The incredible show sees the DJ's who shaped The Haçienda's sound – Mike Pickering and Graeme Park - collaborate with the Camerata for a night of classic dance music, innovatively adapted and arranged especially for the occasion.
As The Hacienda's dance heritage collided with the world of classical music, reactions to the concerts have been widely celebrated with dates selling out in minutes and great audience responses from the gigs.
Moving into its second year, the tour returns to venues that hosted this year's inspirational nights, recreating the seminal tracks that defined a generation at the original club, renewed afresh and rearranged with a classical orchestra.
The new Haçienda Classical show will debut at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena on Saturday 22nd April before returning once again to the prestigious London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26th May.
Rounding up this trio of dates is the Manchester homecoming event as the production rolls back into Castlefield Bowl for another very special night Saturday 1st July after eight thousand people came to the arena last summer.
All of The Hacienda's Manchester, London and Glasgow shows were fully sold out in 2016 and the tickets for the 2017 shows are sure to be hugely in demand.
Following the success of the live shows "Hacienda Classical" the album is to be released this Friday 21st October by Sony Music. The LP features the full live set of this year’s concerts and includes versions of "Someday", "You Don't Know Me", "String Of Live"/ Good Life as well as Rowetta's stunning encore of "You Got The Love". Order the album here - http://smarturl.it/HC_amz
Accompanying the album release, Channel4 are to screen an exclusive documentary, "Hacienda House Orchestra" charting the concerts from first rehearsal through to Castlefield. This airs just after midnight Thurs 20th / Fri 21st Oct at 00:05.
SATURDAY 22 APRIL 2017 The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017 Royal Albert Hall, London
SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
On Manchester Camerata
‘One of Europe’s best chamber orchestras’
Manchester Camerata is one of Europe’s best chamber orchestras, with a restless ambition to redefine what an orchestra can do. Renowned for dynamic performances and innovative collaborations, Camerata collaborates with a wide spectrum of artists, from classical legends such as Martha Argerich to iconic bands like New Order. Manchester Camerata’s pioneering work in the community uses music to promote positive change and personal social development across three specialist areas: young people in schools, health and wellbeing, and their youth programme.
On AMC Choir
The AMC Choir who peform 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.”