Manchester Camerata to perform Game of Thrones® Live Tour with Composer Ramin Djawadi

Manchester Camerata has been engaged to perform the Glasgow and Manchester performances of the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi this month. The world of Westeros comes alive as famed composer, Ramin Djawadi, leads Manchester Camerata and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the iconic, Emmy® Award-winning HBO series.

The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will include new music and footage from Season 7, as well a new custom stage design and mesmerising visuals courtesy of state of the art video technology.

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Classically Yours featuring Manchester Camerata win RPS Award

Classically Yours set out to engage new audiences by addressing the inequalities of opportunity to access high quality live orchestral music in the East Riding of Yorkshire, transforming beliefs in isolated coastal and rural communities that culture happens elsewhere. The programme, part of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s contribution to Hull UK City of Culture 2017, formed part of a wider plan to engage more people in music across the county and achieve significant audience development in the region.

The partnership involved four orchestras – Manchester Camerata, Sinfonia Viva, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia – four venues and the Music Education Hub and included 8 concerts, 3 participatory projects and 46 workshops reaching over 2,000 people.

Manchester Camerata ready to open the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury

Manchester Camerata, Haçienda DJ’s Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, Peter Hook and Rowetta open the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this morning. Haçienda Classical sees the club’s original DJ partnership reinterpret seminal dance classics. Conducted by Tim Crooks, with some very special guests thrown into the mix, its going to be an epic start to the festival.

#WeStandTogether Concert

All of Manchester’s communities stand together in strength, resilience and love.

In this most musical of cities, Manchester’s orchestral musicians from the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata will come together with The Bridgewater Hall for a concert in support of the families and friends of the victims of last Monday’s atrocity.

The event details are:

  • Thursday 1 June at 8pm
  • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • Sir Mark Elder and Stephen Bell will conduct members of the Hallé, Manchester Camerata and BBC Philharmonic orchestras
  • Performances by Clare Teal and Alice Coote

The evening will include inspiring and uplifting classical music, a performance by Alice Coote – one of the world’s finest mezzo sopranos – as well as songs from jazz star Clare Teal.

Everyone involved with the event are giving their services free. Tickets for the concert are free, but you MUST have a ticket to gain entry.

We are asking people, if they are able, to make a donation to the WeStandTogetherManchester Justgiving page at

The Hacienda returns for a one off party in Manchester

American DJ Kerri Chandler will headline the latest Hacienda party to hit Manchester. The legendary nightclub reopens its doors for one night only at the Albert Hall for a very late night session of new US house and techno tunes. The party kicks off on Friday March 24 at 9am and runs until 4am. Tickets on sale now via the Albert Hall website.

The brainchild of former Hacienda DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering and experimental orchestra Manchester Camerata, Hacienda Classical reinvents dozens of iconic dance tunes as classical compositions.

Check out the following video to see Hacienda Classical in all its glory: Hacienda Classical

J & A Beare Ltd loan rare Stradivarius cello to Manchester Camerata’s principal cellist Hannah Roberts

30 - Hannah Roberts (credit Tony Redmond)A rare cello, made circa 1696 by the celebrated Antonio Stradivari, has been loaned to Manchester Camerata’s principal cellist Hannah Roberts for the orchestra’s first performance in the newly refurbished RNCM Concert Hall on 11th February.

One of very few cellos by the master to be rediscovered in the last fifty years, J & A Beare Ltd, who loaned the cello, believe that the instrument had been in London since the nineteenth century.  It is similar in outline to the cellos made by Bernard Simon Fendt from the early 1800s and they surmise that Fendt may well have seen this Strad cello in London at around that time. 

Simon Morris, Director, J & A Beare Ltd said: “Having the opportunity to see one of Antonio Stradivari’s cellos ‘in the flesh’, would undoubtedly have an influence on Fendt (indeed on any maker) and particularly at a time when photographs and other media were simply not available.”

Principal Cello, Hannah Roberts, performs Elgar’s elegiac Cello Concerto no.1 – considered to be one of the most popular concerti of the 20th century. Mozart’s penultimate symphony (no.40), brings the evening to a dramatic conclusion.

Manchester Camerata Bizet, Elgar, Mozart Wednesday 11 February 2015 7:30 pm

RNCM, Manchester

Bizet      Symphony in C

Elgar      Cello Concerto in E minor Op.85       

Mozart Symphony no.40, K.550

Gábor Takács-Nagy  conductor

Hannah Roberts cello

Great review for Manchester Camerata and Tine Thing Helseth

Tine Thing Helseth performed an alternative Christmas concert with Manchester Camerata yesterday at the Albert Hall. The programme paired Bach and Corelli with a sprinkling of traditional carols and saw the 26 year old Norwegian trumpet champion perform a solo encore of the Norwegian seasonal equivalent to In The Bleak Midwinter.

Great review from Manchester Confidential here:

Olivier Award-winning singer Maria Friedman joins Manchester Camerata

artist_maria_friedmanStars of the West End stage will join the orchestra, including Olivier-award-winning singer Maria Friedman, and Damian Humbley in a night of musical theatre favourites complete with a seasonal finale.

Add a touch of glamour to your New Year celebrations, and visit Manchester Camerata for more info:

The Trumpet Shall Sound with Tine Thing Helseth

Tine is hailed for her communicative powers with audiences and one of a number of trumpeters, including Alison Balsom and Håkan Hardenberger, who are helping to grow and develop the trumpet repertoire. The concert is an alternative festive happening – baroque, carols and the ultimate Christmas instrument – and Tine joins permanent Guest Conductor, Nicholas Kraemer with the orchestra for an evocative programme of Bach, Corelli and some timeless carols, including In the Bleak Mid-Winter and Angels from the Realms of Glory.

The Trumpet Shall Sound
Sunday 14 December 2014 3:00 pm
Box Office: 0161 907 9000

Manchester Camerata 2014/15 UpClose season kicks off with Bill Ryder-Jones

Manchester Camerata’s UpClose season begins with an edgy collaboration with Manchester Literature Festival and Bill Ryder-Jones, former lead guitarist from The Coral and session guitarist with Arctic Monkeys. This is the first live performance of Ryder-Jones’ landmark solo album If… and actor John Simm has recorded extracts from Calvino’s novel to be played on the night.

If… is a collection of cinematic songs that fuse exquisite strings and sublime orchestral movements with emotive, vocal-led pieces and has established Bill Ryder-Jones as a talented composer and songwriter in his own right. This concert features Ryder-Jones on guitar and vocals/strings and orchestration from Manchester Camerata in the inspiring surroundings of Manchester Cathedral.