Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

Concert or Performance

16 Mar 2022 to 17 Mar 2022 Once Only Event

First a proactive foundation, then an orchestra, and now a movement, Chineke!, whose name translates as spirit of creation, has captivated the popular imagination, as evidenced by the wild response to every one of their to the BBC Proms.

Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, of Nigerian-Irish heritage, is one of the UK’s finest exponents of the double bass. In 2014, the revelation of the Kinshasa orchestra from the Congo playing to a typical traditional classical music audience triggered the birth of this unique platform for majority Black and ethnically diverse classical musicians.

A Chineke! concert guarantees: excellence, unadulterated joy and the discovery of great new (or neglected old) music. Featuring Nonets and Quintets by Schubert (yes, The Trout), Rheinberger, Martinu and Prokofiev, alongside beautiful mini-orchestral pieces by the great British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and African-Americans William Grant Still and Valerie Coleman.

Martinů: Nonet No.2, H.374
Prokofiev: Quintet in G minor, Op.39
Valerie Coleman: Red Clay and Mississippi Delta
William Barton: World Premiere:
“The Composition” (name TBC)
Composed by: William Barton
Published by G. Schirmer Australia Pty Ltd
By kind permission of the Wise Music Group
Coleridge-Taylor: Nonet in F minor, Op.2

Still: Folk Suite
Rheinberger: Nonet in E-flat major, Op.139
Deborah Cheetham: World Premiere
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D.667
The Trout


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Event Dates

Once Only Event

16 Mar 2022 to 17 Mar 2022

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