• Four schools in Sefton and Kirkby share their new works with SKY Music Hub

    Thanks to all four schools who took part in our creative music project in summer 2019 with SKY Music Hub. A composer and four musicians from Manchester Camerata worked with groups of up to 30 young musicians to explore creative composition, sound scaping and graphic scores, using a variety of musical instruments and techniques. Over a number of workshops, the young composers went on musical journeys to mars and back, creating music to tell a story decided by each group. All groups performed their new compositions to each other at a joint concert hosted by Kirkby High School, where family a... Read More

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  • ‘A Spirit of Adventure’ performance with Cumbria Music Hub

    What a better way to end our recent Cumbria Calling project than to perform our new composition to over 800 people! Over two days of performances with both the Cumbria Youth Orchestra and a 13 piece ensemble from Manchester Camerata, the Cumbria Young Composers performed and presented concerts of the world premiere of ‘A Spirit of Adventure’; their new composition all about the story of a young boy in the 1700’s who sneaks on board a cargo ship and travels from Whitehaven to the Caribbean and beyond. The concerts included an evening event at St John the Evangelist Church and two... Read More

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  • Pupils and teachers from Manchester primary schools celebrate year one of ‘City of Songs’ project

    Over the past year, musicians from Manchester Camerata have been working with four Manchester primary schools in a project funed by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation which aims to embed songwriting across the curriculum. Two class teachers from Webster, Claremont, St Margaret’s C of E and St Mary’s C of E Primary Schools have been working with Manchester Camerata to learn all about songwriting in the classroom… and what a lot of learning they’ve done! Over the course of the year, the group have created a new online resource filled with easy to follow musical activities which will be used... Read More

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