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Country & Town endow a chair in the Hallé Youth Orchestra

- 1 October 2009

Country & Town’s interest in supporting educational initiatives for young people developed today with the announcement of a chair endowment for the Hallé Youth Orchestra.

“We are very pleased to support the Hallé Youth Orchestra and I look forward to seeing them perform whenever I can,” said Country & Town’s Chris Tomlinson.

Chair Endowments are a satisfying way of contributing to the development of an orchestra. Monies raised in this way are channeled directly to the Orchestra and enable a company or an individual to take a closer interest in ongoing activities and performances.

The Hallé Youth Orchestra, founded in September 2002, is a symphony orchestra for talented young musicians across the region who do not benefit from the musical opportunities provided by full-time specialist music education. It offers a unique opportunity to local young instrumentalists, under the age of 19, to experience the challenge and satisfaction of rehearsing and performing classical music to a very high standard. The works it prepares draw on the same rich variety of repertoire - from classical and romantic to scores of today - that is performed by professional orchestras.

“We are keen to participate in community projects where time and resources allow,” said Chris Tomlinson of Country & Town. “We aim to participate in one new initiative every six months and would be pleased to receive requests from educational organisations in Manchester and Cheshire.”

For further information, contact Chris Tomlinson at Country & Town, tel 0161 941 5571, or contact

Editors Notes:

Hallé Youth Orchestra:

About the Hallé Orchestra:
Founded in Manchester by the pianist and conductor Charles Hallé in 1858, Britain's longest established professional symphony orchestra gave its first concert in the city's Free Trade Hall on 30 January of that year. Following the death of Sir Charles Hallé, the orchestra continued to develop under the guidance of such distinguished figures as Hans Richter, Sir Hamilton Harty and Sir John Barbirolli. Last season, the Hallé and the Hallé Choir celebrated their 150th anniversary.

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About Country & Town:
Country and Town Maintenance provides plumbing, electrical and other building services to domestic and commercial clients in North Cheshire, Manchester and Manchester City Centre. Based in Altrincham CTM are members of the NICEIC Domestic Installers scheme for electrical work, are Water Industry Approved Plumbers and are members of the Government Trustmark Scheme and the Fire Industry Association.