• Cumbria Calling 3: project launch

    In early January 2019 we returned to Cumbria for the third year of our Cumbria Calling project, in collaboration with Cumbria Music Hub and Orchestras Live. The project began with introductory sessions at high schools in Whitehaven and the surrounding areas. The whole project runs until July 2019 and will bring together young people from all over West Cumbria to compose a new piece of music which will be performed in a series of concerts in July. In order to learn more about the local area, its history and how the landscape has changed, we also met with a group of local community member... Read More

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  • City of Songs: project update

    To finish the autumn term of our teacher training project with four Manchester primary schools, each class involved performed a song they’ve recently been composing. Here’s what the y4 class from Claremont Primary School and their teacher wrote. Based on a book they’ve been reading in class, the pupils created all the lyrics and rhythms. With mentoring from Manchester Camerata, their teacher then led the song writing activities in class and supported the pupils to compose this really memorable song. Well done to all the schools involved for your hard work and creativity this term! ... Read More

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  • Furthering Talent: A workshop with young musicians in Stafford

    In December 2018, we spent a Saturday morning being creative with young people who are taking part in the Awards for Young Musicians programme in Stafford. Exploring different sounds each instrument could make, the group worked with musicians Manchester Camerata to improvise new music about an eclectic mix of things; their favourite foods, the weather, and interesting attractions in the local area. Find out more about Furthering Talent here: https://www.a-y-m.org.uk/how-we-help/furthering-talent/ ... Read More

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