Manchester Camerata Launches New Youth Forum

Posted on September 27, 2012

Manchester Camerata is marking its 40th anniversary by looking to the future with the launch of a new youth programme.  Its aim will be to offer young people the opportunity to develop skills and participate in new music projects across Greater Manchester, fusing classical and non classical styles to create innovative events and new pieces of art.

Camerata Youth Forum logoA key part of the programme is Manchester Camerata Youth Forum, a collective of young people from Greater Manchester with a passion for music. Made possible with funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Curious Minds and Ernest Cook Trust, recruitment for the forum is currently taking place.  The orchestra is looking for young people aged 14 – 19 who are enterprising, passionate and committed to their own original music, interested in shaping the development of the Camerata youth programme activities and who have a desire to make a difference within their community.  Whether their expertise lies in singing, rapping, DJ’ing, songwriting or instrumental playing, both classical and non-classical, Camerata would love them to be part of the new Youth Forum.

Recently appointed Youth Programme Co-ordinator, Rachael Jones, said ‘this is a fantastic opportunity for young people to really make a difference to the development of Camerata youth projects and to have a positive impact on the progress of Camerata’s youth engagement activities across Greater Manchester.’