Manchester Camerata's Learning and Partnership Team recently took part in a creative residency at Godley School in Tameside. Working with composer Richard Barnard and two Manchester Camerata musicians, the children developed Candlelas and the Witch's Cave - their own response to Manuel De Falla's dramatic ballet suite El Amor Brujo.
The resulting piece was premiered before Love, The Magician - Manchester Camerata's 26th September concert at Royal Northern College of Music. For those unable to make it, Channel M popped along to the dress rehearsal at the school and made the following film:
Jaime Martin, Camerata's guest conductor visiting from Spain, said: "It was very moving to see children perform a new piece inspired by the music of De Falla...of my homeland. If I had known it was going to be so good I would have asked them to perform it on stage".
Manchester Camerata aims to showcase the work of children and young people before each of its Manchester Season events.
The Godley School project was generously supported by The Tameside Trust.