• Music in Mind at Limelight with Together Dementia Support

    Manchester Camerata have been working with Limelight Hub and Together Dementia Support to deliver weekly Music in Mind sessions since autumn 2018. Each week we’ve been joined by people living with dementia who live at Limelight Housing Scheme and in the surrounding areas to take part in music-making sessions alongside a music therapist and musicians. Music in Mind in Limelight has been a great success and in celebration wehave created a short film to share with you. Many thanks to Trafford Housing Trust who have kindly supported this project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpYrNY... Read More

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  • The Changing Faces of Our Neighbourhoods: A Collaboration with the University of Manchester and Open Doors

    Over the past few months, Manchester composer Richard Taylor, producer Kris Gjerstad and percussionist Janet Fulton have been working with the Open Doors group in Swinton to create a soundtrack for an animation. Open Doors is a support and research group who have released three films bout growing up in Salford in collaboration with Beena from Chronicle Films, as part of the University of Manchester's neighbourhoods study. The second stage of the project involves turning these films into animations with the group, and composing music to accompany the animations. You can view the films here... Read More

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  • North West Community Stroke Choir perform at Manchester Camerata concert

    On 9th December 2018, the North West Community Stroke Choir performed alongside Manchester Camerata musicians at our annual 'Festive Happening' concert. The choir performed a new song titled 'Rise Up' which they composed over a series of workshops with composer Andy Smith and musician Amina Cunningham. The song spoke of the challenges they have overcome and gave inspirational messages of hope for the future. Thanks again to everyone who performed and made this such a special event. Find out more about the NW Stroke Community Choir here ... Read More

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