Manchester Camerata 19/20 season is here!


Baked into the DNA of Manchester Camerata is the spirit of free-thinking creators and collaborators coming together in friendship, and the pioneering approaches borne out of this idea have become our calling card. After almost half a century, our commitment to this approach remains adamantine.

It is a fantastic time to be creating art in this city, there is innovation, investment and inspiration around every corner. As ‘the city’s experimental orchestra’ (Manchester Evening News), we are privileged to be ambassadors for our wonderful artform in amongst a sea of such wonderful creativity. Knowing how precious your time is, we have decided to keep this communication very brief. This coming season, we promise you some of the best live performances you have ever witnessed, some of the most emotive experiences and we are going to contribute meaningfully to the community that we love so dearly.

Helping us to fulfil these promises will be some titans of history, such as Mozart, Gospel gurus AMC Choir, Electronic genius Sven Helbig and even a celestial body. As ever we will be working with some of the most exciting young musicians in the country including Folk heroes Kabantu, Violinist Hugo Ticciati and Classical Brit Winner Jess Gillam.

aving created the definitive eternal elegy of his era.  Though the birth of this piece of music is associated with great tragedy, it’s enduring appeal has been down to the life affirming beauty it elicits from that moment in time.  Like any great work of art, there are countless interpretations of the piece and almost every one is associated with a vivid and powerful emotion.

Hugo Ticciati returns to calm the raging waters of your mind in Headspace, a night in which Manchester Cathedral acts as his vessel to quiet your mind and make you truly appreciate the sounds that you hear and forget the outside world for a while.

We take on Haydn and Kraft with the help of the renowned Cellist István Várdai at The Stoller Hall before tackling one of the former’s most iconic works – The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, at the magnificent Bridgewater Hall.

As we race towards the shore that is the season’s end, we continue our ground-breaking Mozart partnership with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet in Mozart Made in Manchester as well as playing two very special shows at HOME.  We will be bringing you Latin fire as we make our debut at VIVA Fest and see out our season with UpClose: Evolution of Dance, that takes us on a musical journey from Bach to Beyoncé.
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