Our 2008/2009 Season generated some incredibly creative Learning and Participation projects. Please browse below and see how Manchester Camerata took the music we played out of the concert hall to inspire learning and participation projects for people of all ages.
As part of the 2008 Chester Literature Festival, Manchester Camerata developed an exciting project for 10 primary schools in Chester that looked at the relationship and similarities between music and literature, including elements of the Key Stage 2 literacy and music curricula.
The Elements was a term long, inspirational project that placed at its heart the building of relationships and collaboration between two Chester Schools - Dorin Park (a SEN Specialist College) and Upton Heath CE Primary.
During December 2008 and January 2009, 25 pupils from Chorlton High School worked with composer Richard Barnard, dramatist Anna Jewitt, Camerata musicians and vocal students from RNCM to develop a prequel to Dido and Aeneas.
This exciting project, a collaboration between Manchester Camerata and the Royal Exchange Theatre, ran weekly throughout the Autumn term '08, and provided an out-of-the-ordinary opportunity for young people aged 10-13 with High Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome to take part in creative musical activities.