CoMA Manchester

CoMA Manchester at RNCM Play Festival, March 2021

About us

CoMA Manchester was revived in March 2020 during the National CoMA Festival. We are an inclusive mixed ensemble who welcome instruments as well as noise-making objects in our group. We have a lot of fun in our rehearsals, and we enjoy chatting as well as making music together!

We hold monthly rehearsals at St Margaret’s Church, Whalley Range in South Manchester. If you’d like to join us, get in touch!

Our repertoire over this time has included Sarah Hennies’ Growing Block and Everything Else,  Paul Newland’s Locus, James Saunders’ they are always different, they are always the same and Michael Parson’s Rhythmic Canons, among others. We regularly work with local composers on new pieces.

To find out more about us or join, email us at

CoMA Manchester rehearsing for Streaming Blue, Summer 2021
CoMA Manchester rehearsing for Streaming Blue, Summer 2021


Christmas Get Together

Have you ever wondered how a CoMA rehearsal looks like? Join us on Tuesday 20th December from 7-9pm at Whalley Range Scouts Hut. We’ll have a play through of a few different bits and eat a few mince pies (and other seasonal goods) together. ALL are welcome!

Date: 20 December, 2022

Time: 7-9pm

Venue: Whalley Range Scouts Hut, 7 Egerton Road South, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0YP

CoMA Manchester & CoMA Sheffield at Channing Hall

CoMA Manchester and CoMA Sheffield will be hosting an Allcomers event and joint concert at Channing Hall in Sheffield this October! This is facilitated by Music in the Round.

Date: 8 October, 2022

Time: 3pm Allcomers Event,  5.00pm Joint Concert

Venue: Channing Hall, Sheffield.

To get involved on the day for our open workshop and performance, sign up here:

CoMA Manchester: STREAMING BLUE (Part III)

Following the success of part I & II, CoMA Manchester is back with part three of STREAMING BLUE. Join us in Alexandra Park with our very first commissioned piece!

Date: 24 September, 2022

Time: 4.00 pm

Venue: Alexandra Park, Manchester. M16 7JL



Rehearsal Dates

Anyone is welcome, and if you’d like to join, get in touch!  Make sure to get on our mailing list beforehand to get the latest information.

Here are the dates for our rehearsals in Spring 2023.

  • Sunday 15 January, 1330-1615
  • Sunday 29 January, 1330-1615
  • Sunday 12 February, 1330-1615
  • Sunday 26 February, 1330-1615
  • Sunday 12 March, 1330-1615
  • Sunday 26 March, 1330-1615
  • Sunday 16 April, 1330-1615
  • Sunday 30 April, 1330-1615
  • Sunday 7 May, 1330-1615

Here are the dates for our rehearsals in Winter 2022.

  • Tuesday 20 December, 1900-2100, Whalley Range Scouts Hut, M21 0YP


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