Following the success of last year’s young composers project with schools in North Cumbria, we have brought together Manchester Camerata, composer Andy Smith and pupils from schools in the Eden Area, including Appleby Grammar, Keswick School, QUEGS, Ullswater Community College and Kirkby Stephen Grammar for our 2018 young composers project.
The composition team met for a residential workshop at Hawes End to work with musicians from Manchester Camerata and mentors from last year’s project.
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The resulting piece is a 5 movement song cycle ‘The Traveller’ which has been composed entirely by young Cumbrian composers and orchestrated by Andy Smith. Manchester Camerata have taken the music into schools to deliver vocal workshops. It will be performed on 9 July at The Sands, Carlisle with Cumbria Youth Orchestra, members of Manchester Camerata, Cumbria Youth Choir and singers from primary and secondary schools from the Eden Valley including Asby, Brough, Kirkby Thore, Lowther, Milburn, and Beaconside
Body percussion Elf vs Traveler for the 4th song in our song cycle. #CumbriaCalling2 @CumbriaCalling @CumbriaYO @MancCamerata @OrchestrasLive @ace_national #notjustlakes #musiceducation #musiced #musichub pic.twitter.com/6Qp1vhjtnm
— Cumbria Music Hub (@CumbriaMusicHub) 18 February 2018
With thanks to Arts Council England and Orchestras Live for their funding support