In 2003 the Hallé launched its own CD label featuring live recordings by composers including Elgar, Richard Strauss, Colin Matthews, Debussy, and Wagner.
The Hallé’s acclaimed live recording of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung conducted by Sir Mark Elder was the winner of the prestigious Gramophone Opera Award in 2010. In the same year, the label also won a second Gramophone Award in the Concerto category for Thomas Zehetmair’s recording of Elgar’s Violin Concerto with Sir Mark Elder. The Hallé’s recording of Elgar’s The Kingdom won a BBC Music Magazine Award in 2011 while in 2013, their recording of Elgar’s The Apostles won both the BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Year and Choral Awards and the Gramophone Choral Award.
Following on the success of Götterdämmerung, the Hallé CD Label released the whole of Wagner’s Ring Cycle over the following nine years, completing the cycle in June 2019 with Siegfried.
The latest recording, released on 3 June, is entirely devoted to the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and concludes the critically acclaimed recordings of the composer’s symphonies. The disc features symphonies Nos.7 'Antartica' & 9 as well as Norfolk Rhapsody No.1 and The Lark Ascending with Lyn Fletcher as the soloist. On the same date a boxset of the orchestra's complete recording cycle of the composer's symphonies will also be released.