Hallé Orchestra performs classical music for 3,000 children at Sheffield City Hall

Local schoolchildren have gone to City Hall to see the Hallé orchestra from Manchester.

Working with local schools, the event has been part of an initiative to introduce children to the world of classical music.

Three thousand children have attended the show over the course of two performances.

The Hallé Orchestra, first established in 1958, has had a long relationship with City Hall as their resident orchestra.

A spokesman for City Hall said the concerts have taken place annually for years and they always get great feedback from the children and schools.

Fraser Wilson, co-founder of Classical Sheffield, said they were thrilled with the amount and quality of music made in Sheffield by, for and with children and young people.

He said: “One of the city’s greatest strengths is the way that people and organisations team up to put on fantastic projects and events, and in this case the Hallé and Sheffield Music Hub have gone the extra mile to create an experience that will be unforgettable for the young people who attended, and which their schools and teachers have used to enliven and enhance the curriculum.

“This partnership has evolved over the years and it’s now an unmissable event for thousands of pupils each spring in the famous City Hall.”