7th August 2021 – 2pm EDT | 7pm BST
Matthew Lynch, conductor
The Chineke! Orchestra will perform as part of LIVE from London. Founded in 2015 by double bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, the Chineke Foundation has gained widespread acclaim through the Chineke! Orchestra (and it’s sister Chineke! Junior Orchestra), Europe’s first majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra. The organisation aims to be a catalyst for change, realising existing diversity targets within the industry by increasing the representation of Black and ethnically diverse musicians in British and European orchestras.
The programme includes music by Mendelssohn, British composer Philip Herbert and Nigerian Fela Sowande. Chineke! will be joined by VOCES8 in a new arrangement of Deep River for voices and orchestra by Matthew Lynch and in new orchestrations of choral music by Ken Burton previously heard in LIVE From London festivals.