• “Here, We Reconnect” with Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra

    In July 2019, Manchester Camerata delivered a series of music-making sessions as part of the “Here, We Reconnect” programme with Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra. The programme name encapsulates its purpose: an opportunity to come together, to explore connections that might have been lost, and to find mutual ground in a world where younger and older people are becoming increasingly more isolated. Music was the medium for this exploration. Over four days, musicians from Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra and music therapists, composers, teachers and occupational therapists worked wit... Read More

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  • ‘The Power of Music’ at the Recovery Academy

    The Recovery Academy is a programme ran by the Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust that offers free educational courses and resources for people with mental health problems, their carers, families as well as health care professionals. Manchester Camerata were approached by the Trust to deliver our own course at their centre in Prestwich about the power of music and how it can help improve mental well-being. Throughout May and June, Kate Pearson (composer) facilitated three composition and musical improvisation workshops alongside musicians Heather Bills (cellist) and Dave Tollingto... Read More

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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 dancing at Limelight Old Trafford, group music making with Astley Court housing scheme in Irlam, to the Dementia Ball at Amblecote Gardens in Little Hulton, we are making music with people living with dementia and their families. This year, the Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging people to take ... Read More

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