'As a patron, I like to visit projects that Camerata in the Community do, firstly for interest but also to see where my money is being spent. I decided to attend a group of older people who have been meeting at The Whitworth Art Gallery weekly to write a score for a dance piece which will be choreographed by another group in Wuppertal Germany and then performed in Brussels . The German group sent a video of what they have choreographed so far using the English groups ideas and music. Some of the English group are ' People's Champions ' , some with vast musical knowledge and others with very little. I was impressed how the group shared ideas and 2 musicians from Manchester Camerata were there to show how the differing qualities of their instruments could be brought into 4 musical pieces being composed. They were all obviously having a lot of fun but also Iearning a lot and working together. It was really enjoyable too for spectators and I'd urge any patrons to come along and attend a session of this or any other schemes that the team are involved with around Greater Manchester.'
Jane Sorrell, Patron & Guest List member