Our 2011/2012 Season saw us build on the successes of workshops from previous years with the creation of the Portraits of Place projects which took place in a number of areas. The NoteAble Numbers project was one of our biggest to date as we worked with pupils in primary, secondary and further education to raise awareness of numbers and music. As well as these we began the Music in Mind therapy sessions for people with Dementia.
Working with pupils from primary and secondary schools as well as those in further education, NoteAble numbers was designed to promote greater awareness of numbers through music.
Portraits of Place
Portrait of Place is a learning project which creates a new piece of music inspired by living and growing up in a specific area. Working with a number of schools we have explored Wolstanton, Chester, Stafford and Doncaster.
Music in Mind
For 10 weeks in Spring 2012, Manchester Camerata delivered music therapy sessions to people with Dementia and their carers from northern and central Manchester, in association with Valuing Older People and Alzheimer’s Society, and supported by Rayne Foundation.
Manchester Camerata's Doncaster String Masterclass
In October 2011 violinist Tim Crooks led a string master class at the William Appleby Music Centre, Doncaster.
Chester Mystery Plays
Manchester Camerata worked with Chester Mystery Plays in October 2011 to help local people create and produce their own musical play!
Wigan's Magic Flute
In autumn 2011, primary school children from across Wigan worked with a Musical Director, Dramatist and musicians from Camerata to create a modern version of Mozart's The Magic Flute.