CoMA Manchester

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About us

CoMA Manchester was revived in March 2020 during the National CoMA Festival and has been rehearsing remotely due to the ongoing pandemic. Our activities have included Zoom rehearsals, remote recording projects and we even managed to meet once in Fletcher Moss Park, Didsbury while restrictions were temporarily relaxed in November 2020.

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 meet every two to three weeks on Zoom at the moment and will move some sessions back to Fletcher Moss Gardens from the 29th March 2021. We are currently scouting an indoor rehearsal space for when things are normal again and this will be in central Manchester.

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.

To find out more about us or join, email us at Some of our members are remote only members at the moment – if this sounds more comfortable, let us know and we’ll be very happy to include you in whatever way we can.

CoMA Manchester rehearsing
CoMA Manchester rehearsing


Over January to February 2021 we put together content for our premiere performance in the RNCM’s digital PLAY Festival. Our programme featured Chris Hobb’s Walk Event, Ellen Sargen’s Song for CoMA, Bofan Ma’s Upfold, Downfold, Unfold and Amber Priestley’s Is this the correct amount of social distancing? This concert will be premiered on w/c 15th March (watch this space for more info).

We are beginning to prepare for our next concert in summer 2021. Our repertoire includes Charlie Sdraulig’s Apart and Alike and a new work by Shaun Davies among others. To join us for this project, email us at the address above, we’d love to have you.


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