‘Untold’ is a new-format digital film series.

Real-life stories presented in an up close and intimate way.

During covid-19 Manchester Camerata set about creating a new way to share our work with you. This was to be a departure from typical online concert presentation and to focus on impactful storytelling. Our series centres around people from our community sharing their personal stories with universal truths.

We are delighted to announce ‘Untold – Keith’ was awarded the Storytelling category of the prestigious RPS awards. Scroll down to watch.

Watch our third full-length episode ‘Gábor’ below.

In this episode, our Music Director, Gábor Takács-Nagy, talks about his monumental move from playing the violin to conducting, a pivotal moment in his career following 17 years of leading the Takács Quartet. Set to a soundtrack chosen by Gábor, join us for a moving story about the undeniable power of music in this beautifully shot short film.

Watch our second full-length episode ‘Keith’ below.

In this episode, we tell the moving and uplifting story of Keith who lives with young onset dementia. We first met Keith back in 2018 at one of our creative music-making sessions in Wigan.

Our community team have been providing life-changing therapy for people living with dementia and their carers since 2012 with our Music in Mind programme. To support our life-changing dementia work please click here

Massive thank you to our donors and supporters of our Untold series – without this support, powerful films such as this just would not be possible. It is our hope that this film will help raise awareness of young onset dementia and encourage other people to seek out the life-giving benefits of music therapy. 

Special thanks to Keith and Joan for sharing their story with us.

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Watch our first full-length episode ‘Caroline’ below.

In this episode, Camerata’s Leader Caroline Pether reveals her own struggle and journey to acceptance as a gay, Christian woman in this moving and deeply personal film set to music by Haydn, Arvo Pärt, Strauss and Harbison performed by Caroline and her fellow Camerata musicians. This film also features original spoken word written and performed by poet and Scots Makar Jackie Kay, a Chancellor of the University of Salford.