• Music in Mind with ForViva

    Over the past year we've worked in partnership with the ForViva Housing Group in a series of Music in Mind projects. Working first with Astley Court in Irlam and Amblecote Gardens in Little Hulton, a music therapist and musician from the orchestra delivered weekly music making sessions for residents in each care setting. They also worked with care staff in Music in Mind training sessions, offering them advice and techniques to deliver their own music making activities after the project had ended. We've been back to visit our friends in both of these homes and it's great to see the music m... Read More

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  • “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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