Manchester Camerata


Manchester Camerata is one of Britain’s leading chamber orchestras. It was founded by BBC producer Ralph Gonley in 1972; after several years of funding from Greater Manchester Council it became an autonomous organization in 1979. Its home venue is Manchester’s Bridgwater Hall but the orchestra also presents concerts in many English towns and has been an annual participant in the Rasiguères Festival in Perpignan, France.

The orchestra is renowned for its sterling community work especially in its work with dementia patients. Its exciting programming has won many accolades {“Probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra” – The Times) and was voted Ensemble of the Year in the 2017 RPS Music Awards. A subgroup, Manchester Camerata Ensemble, performs chamber music to great acclaim and has appeared on a previous Métier recording.