Camerata in the Community

Using music to improve lives across cultural education and health & social care

  • We use music to encourage expression, communication and development of skills
  • New music is created on every project
  • Projects are facilitated by professional musicians, composers, music therapists, theatre makers and visual artists
  • Research and evaluation demonstrates the impact of what we do
  • By 2022, we aim to create music with 90,000 people in the community


Schools with Camerata

We use creativity to promote personal and social development throughout school life. Manchester Camerata musicians create music alongside young people and everyone’s ideas are valued. New pieces are performed alongside the orchestra at events or concerts, recorded for children and young people to take home, and used as learning resources for teachers. Evidence shows our work raises self-confidence and self-esteem, which impacts upon wider school engagement and achievement. This is not an enrichment activity but rather a core part of learning. READ MORE


Music is a powerful tool for expression, communication and social connection. Older people, people living with dementia, and people with additional needs come together in weekly projects to create music alongside Manchester Camerata musicians. We believe in creating a flexible, open space for people to explore their feelings and make choices about how they want to be involved in a music session. Projects take place in care homes, housing schemes and community centres across the North West. READ MORE

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Percussion with Camerata



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Roots to Music


Last week saw the culmination performance of our project 'Roots to Music'. For this project we worked with The Architecture School for Children (TASC) and The Whitworth Art Gallery in order to create art and music with four primary school classes across Moss Side, Hulme and Levenshulme. All sch... Read More
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Encountering Wordsworth - St. Mary's Parish Church, Vicarage Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DH


April 30 2020 to

From October 2019 to April 2020, young composers in Cumbria have worked alongside a composer and musicians from Manchester Camerata, creating lyrics and music on the theme of William Wordsworth's inspiration of the River Duddon in the ... Read More

Create with Camerata 2020 - Stafford County Showground (Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD)


Tuesday 03rd March 2020

       Throughout January and February 2020, 24 primary schools in Staffordshire will work alongside musicians from Manchester Camerata, delving into the music of Fantasia to create a visual and auditory masterpiece! Each school will... Read More

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