The Chineke! Orchestra, Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra, is coming to the Chatham Dockyard Church on February 27th to celebrate classical music and opportunities for young musicians. Best of all, it’s free for UKC students. Every student likes a free event, so here’s an amazing evening for you.
The Chineke! foundation was created in 2015 to guide and provide opportunities for BME musicians around the UK and Europe. With their aim of creating change and celebrating diversity on music, the foundation are working to increase the representation of BME musicians in orchestras around Europe.
Not only do the foundation proudly represent the Chineke! Orchestra, they also encourage younger musicians with their junior orchestra for players aged 11-18. The foundation comes together with senior musicians acting as mentors, teachers and inspiration for the younger players.
The orchestra made a strong start by performing as part of the 2017 BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall to share their passion. They’ve performed at leading festivals across the UK and have a busy next few months with concerts scheduled.
The talented group are playing at the Dockyard Church in Chatham starting at 7:30pm. The best news is that if you attend Canterbury Christ Church, the University of Kent or Greenwich, then you can book tickets for free. Tickets for friends and family are £10 for an evening of inspiriting music. Don’t forget to book your tickets for a free evening out with entertainment and an abundance of culture.