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Chineke! Junior Orchestra

Under the baton of upcoming talent Stephanie Childress, the Orchestra performs as part of the commemorations for the first Stephen Lawrence Day, held on the anniversary of the teenager's murder in 1993.

The concert is followed by a panel discussion at 5pm, introduced by Baroness Doreen Lawrence, Stephen's mother, that looks at the progress London has made since Stephen’s murder.

Hear the Junior Orchestra’s debut performance of Philip Herbert's Elegy: In Memoriam – Stephen Lawrence as they help to carry Lawrence’s legacy through the power of music, ahead of Chineke! Orchestra’s performance of the same piece at 7.30pm.

The Chineke! Juniors concert showcases some of the UK's exceptional young BME musicians as they perform Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Holst's St Paul's Suite and the rarely performed Othello Suite by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.


Chineke! Junior Orchestra
Stephanie Childress conductor


Holst: St. Paul's Suite
JS Bach: Vivace (1st movement) from Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, BWV.1043
Philip Herbert: Elegy: In memoriam - Stephen Lawrence
Coleridge-Taylor: Dance; Children's Intermezzo; The Willow Song; Military March from Othello Suite, Op.79

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Queen Elizabeth Hall at 5pm: pre-concert talk. Join us for a panel talk and discussion looking at the progress London has made since Stephen Lawrence’s murder. We discuss the issues of social injustice, community policing, and racial inequality in our city, and examine how arts, culture and education can help in tackling social, economic and racial inequality.

Introduced by Baroness Doreen Lawrence and chaired by Emma Dabiri. Speakers include Chi-chi Nwanoku, Imran Khan QC, Dean Atta, Gus Nwanoku and a representative from the Greater London Authority.

The event is 90 minutes long, including a 20-minute Q&A. Admission free.

At 7.30pm in Queen Elizabeth Hall, see Chineke! Orchestra perform a concert of works by BME composers to mark Stephen Lawrence Day.
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