Chineke! Championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music

Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey - Postdoctoral Researcher on the AHRC-funded 'Transforming 19th-Century HIP' research project
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18:00 - 20:15
New College Antechapel
New College, Holywell Street
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Disabled access?
Booking required

TORCH is delighted to host the first visit to Oxford by Chineke!

Founded in 2015 by the double bass player, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, Chineke! provides career opportunities for black and minority ethnic (BME) musicians. Chineke!'s mission is ‘championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music’ and it has achieved this through performances by the professional Chineke! Orchestra which comprises a majority of BME musicians, and the Chineke! Junior Orchestra for aspiring young BME players aged 11 to 22.

The musicians in the Chineke! Chamber Ensemble are all principal players of the Chineke! Orchestra and they bring a varied programme to the Oxford which, as in all their concerts, features works by BME composers alongside more familiar repertoire. The concert will be preceded by a talk and Q&A session with Chineke!'s founder and Artistic Director, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, in conversation with Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey.

Entry to both the Q&A and the concert is free, and booking in advance is highly recommended. Please book via Eventbrite or email the TORCH team at [email protected].