Camerata in the Community

Using music to improve lives across cultural education and health & social care

  • We use music to encourage expression, communication and development of skills
  • New music is created on every project
  • Projects are facilitated by professional musicians, composers, music therapists, theatre makers and visual artists
  • Research and evaluation demonstrates the impact of what we do
  • By 2022, we aim to create music with 90,000 people in the community

Manchester Camerata

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Thanks to @GramophoneMag for this great review of our latest disc in the Mozart series of recordings with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet "This series of discs is shaping up to be a serious front-runner in a cycle of works that has never wanted for fine recordings."

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Schools with Camerata

We use creativity to promote personal and social development throughout school life. Manchester Camerata musicians create music alongside young people and everyone’s ideas are valued. New pieces are performed alongside the orchestra at events or concerts, recorded for children and young people to take home, and used as learning resources for teachers. Evidence shows our work raises self-confidence and self-esteem, which impacts upon wider school engagement and achievement. This is not an enrichment activity but rather a core part of learning. READ MORE


Music is a powerful tool for expression, communication and social connection. Older people, people living with dementia, and people with additional needs come together in weekly projects to create music alongside Manchester Camerata musicians. We believe in creating a flexible, open space for people to explore their feelings and make choices about how they want to be involved in a music session. Projects take place in care homes, housing schemes and community centres across the North West. READ MORE

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Percussion with Camerata



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Getting ready for Dementia Action Week 2019


Dementia Action Week (20 - 26 May 2019) unites people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia. We’re supporting Dementia Action Week by organising events with our Music in Mind friends across Greater Manchester. From singing and ... Read More
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Singing in the Same Boat: Support Group for Younger People Living with Dementia - St James Centre, Tipping Street, Wigan WN3 5EZ


June 10 2019 to February 29 2020

Manchester Camerata and Wigan Memory Services invite younger people living with dementia and their loved ones to take part in 'Singing in the Same Boat', a songwriting project and support group taking place at St James Centre, Wigan. Sin... Read More

Music in Mind Showcase at Dementia Action Week - North Manchester General Hospital


Tuesday 21st May 2019

On Tuesday 21st May, Manchester Camerata musicians and residents of Astley Court and Amblecote Gardens, Salford, will showcase their Music in Mind project at North Manchester General Hospital. The event, led by Northern Care Alliance, ce... Read More

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