Rochdale Online has featured the experience of six talented young musicians from Rochdale Sixth Form College as they took part in Manchester Camerata’s NoteAble Numbers Learning project which culminated in a special performance at the Royal Northern College of Music in March.
Rochdale Sixth Form College students arrive for rehearsals
“Six talented musicians from Rochdale Sixth Form College took to the stage this week in a unique performance that saw pupils and students from around the North West play alongside professionals from the world-renowned Manchester Camerata, at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Around 200 students, and 35 professional musicians, were involved in the performance, which was the climax of NoteAble Numbers, a learning project to get children and young adults involved in music-making, while also promoting a greater awareness of numbers, with the piece exploring topics such as Pi and counting.
The Year 12 and 13 students involved from Rochdale Sixth Form College not only played at the concert, but had also been involved in the composition of the piece when composer Kate Pearson ran two workshops at the College earlier this year.”