• A weekend of composing with young producers from across Cumbria – Feb 2019

    Another great weekend in Cumbria with our young composers! We're in year three of the Cumbria Calling project and every year the group take part in a residential. In February we gathered at the Rosehill Theatre in Whitehaven for two days of workshops. We spent the weekend working on ideas for a new piece of music which will be performed by a Camerata ensemble in a schools concert this July. Our hard working cohort came up with the idea of creating a piece of music based on a nautical journey: a young boy in the 1700's is drafted to be  part of the crew on a trade ship, sailing from Wh... Read More

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  • Social Prescribing project begins for the second year in Nelson, Lancashire

    A little sneak peak at what we’ve been up to in Nelson… we've been working with three primary schools and two care homes to write new pieces of music about bridging the generation gaps, celebrating our diversity and childhood memories. Trawden Forest Community Primary School have created a piece that tells us all the things they like, how we’ve got different hobbies or backgrounds but it’s okay because we’re all who we want to be. There’s dancing, pizza and a bearded dragon… whilst Marsden Primary and Holy Saviour Primary have starting writing a hello song, in five differen... Read More

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  • First Notes project begins with music sessions at 22 Manchester primary schools

    Throughout February and March 2019, Manchester Camerata musicians are working alongside 22 primary schools to compose a song cycle of original music, culminating in a performance of the piece at the Royal Northern College of Music in April 2019. In partnership with Manchester Music Education Hub, each school is working on a song that draws inspiration from the story of The Lorax by Dr Seuss, an existing environment-based children’s story chosen by teachers to help portray humankind's impact on the environment. We're now half way through the music sessions and some fantastic songs hav... Read More

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