So how did the Camerata concert go?

 

As highlighted in our previous blog, on Saturday 27th November, we were delighted to sponsor a group of children from Stanley Grove Primary School to experience a taste of live baroque music, via another breathtaking concert from Manchester Camerata, held at our local centre of excellence, the Royal Northern College of Music. Carolyn Davies the Expressive Arts Leader and Music Co-ordinator at the school says access to live music is crucial in so many ways.  "For our children, in terms of curriculum it does so many things.  It develops concentration, it broadens children's outlook on life, it's mathematical, it's creative, it develops literacy skills." And she says live music always scores over recorded.  "It's the whole thing about watching a group of professional musicians do their job really.  It's an enriching experience for the children. It can only broaden their horizons and an as educators that's what we're trying to do." What more can we say? Click here for a link to a longer interview with Carolyn, explaining the benefits of introducing children to live music.