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Chineke Ensemble at Royal Dockyard Church
February 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On Wednesday 27th February at 7.30 pm the Chineke! Ensemble will be performing in the Royal Dockyard Church in The Historic Dockyard, Chatham.
The Chineke Foundation was established in 2015 to provide career opportunities to young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians in the UK and Europe.
If you are a student from Kent, Christ Church or Greenwich University you can book tickets for free.
The Chineke! ensemble comprises of principal players of the Chineke! Orchestra. The ensemble performed at the Wigmore Hall in 2018 before going on to play at the Cheltenham and Ryedale festivals.
Chineke is the bainchild of Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE who said “My aim is to create a space where BME musicians can walk on stage and know that they belong, in every sense of the word. If even one BME child feels that their colour is getting in the way of their musical ambitions, then I hope to inspire them, give them a platform, and show them that music, of whatever kind, is for all people.”
In the words of Simon Rattle “Chineke! is not only an exciting idea but a profoundly necessary one. The kind of idea which is so obvious that you wonder why it is not already in place. The kind of idea which could deepen and enrich classical music in the UK for generations. What a thrilling prospect!”.
To book a place for this event click here.