Chineke! Orchestra - conducted by Wayne Marshall #AfricaUtopia


The concert is conducted by Wayne Marshall, and includes Elegy: In Memoriam – Stephen Lawrence by black British composer Philip Herbert, as well as Beethoven's dramatic Symphony No.7.

#AfricaUtopia | Chineke! Orchestra - conducted by Wayne Marshall

Conductor - Wayne Marshall

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade for orchestra, Op.33
  • Philip Herbert: Elegy: In memoriam - Stephen Lawrence
  • Johannes Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn (St. Anthony)
  • Interval
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.7

Africa Utopia hosts the historic launch of Chineke!

Chineke! – which means 'the spirit of creation' in Igbo – is the UK's first professional classical orchestra made up entirely of BME musicians.

The orchestra is the brainchild of leading double bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku, who aims to both celebrate the creative energy of musicians of colour and inspire new generations of instrumentalists.

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Streamed live on Sep 13, 2015