Budding songwriters at Beethoven concert

Posted on February 1, 2010

“It was fantastic, a once in a life time experience and it sounded just like a CD”.

Children from St Andrew’s CE Primary, Littleborough were invited to attend Manchester Camerata’s special performance of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony on 27 January at The Bridgewater Hall.

The special performance of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony by Manchester Camerata, one of the country’s leading chamber orchestras, included introductions by the Hall’s poet-in-residence, Terry Caffrey who, together with Camerata musicians, took the children on a musical journey.

One of the aims of the concert was to familiarise the children with the experience of an event in The Bridgewater Hall. Many of them will be performing there themselves at a gala concert on 19 April as part of the Songbook of the Earth Learning and Participation project, which Manchester Camerata is currently running with The Bridgewater Hall’s Community Education Trust.

Read more at Rochdale Online

To read more about the Songbook of the Earth project click here