Debut concert performance of the Chineke! Orchestra – Europe’s first professional orchestra made up entirely of musicians of colour.
The 60-piece ensemble, founded by British double bassist Chichi Nwanoku, was established with the objective of making a conscious effort to redress the racial balance in classical music.
Programme includes: Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, Brahms ‘Variations on a theme by Haydn’, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s ‘Ballade for Orchestra’ and Philip Herbert’s ‘Elegy’.
Recorded live at London’s Southbank Centre, 13th September 2015 – as part of the ‘Africa Utopia Festival’
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CHINEKE! ORCHESTRA | DEBUT PERFORMANCE | SOUTHBANK CENTRE | SEPTEMBER 2015