The Outreach Orchestra is made up of MUMS members who visit schools in Manchester to give orchestral concerts to school children. We perform a mixture of repertoire, ranging from classical to popular music, and allow school pupils to watch a live orchestra in a fun and relaxing environment!
Our Relaxed Performance Concerts are run alongside Venture Arts to allow people with learning disabilities attend live concerts in a fun, relaxed, and safe environment. We hold one concert in each semester, with many interactive elements and we are hoping to introduce dance and drama to the programme this year!
The Primary Schools Project runs choirs in three primary schools who rehearse separately throughout each term, before joining together for a concert accompanied by an orchestra at Christmas and Easter. We also run Bamboo Tamboo workshops allowing children to make music as often as we can!
The Outreach Chamber Groups are a new project which began in 2020 due to COVID restrictions limiting the size of our Orchestra. We have so far worked with primary schools and care homes online, but we can’t wait to perform in-person this year, and we are hoping to incorporate drama elements into our performances!
The Outreach Choir visits hospitals and care homes to give interactive choral concerts with interactive elements for residents on a weekly basis. We strongly encourage the audience to join in as much as they would like!