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Live Concert recorded with Chineke! Chamber Ensemble
Lauderdale House June 23rd 2021
We are very excited to offer you the chance to enjoy a life enhancing and joyous live concert given by the outstanding Chineke! Chamber Ensemble as part of the Highgate Festival.
Chineke! was founded in 2015 by the double bass player, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, to provide career opportunities for established and up-and-coming Black, Asian and ethnically diverse classical musicians in the UK and Europe. Chineke!’s mission is: ‘Championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music’
The Chineke! Chamber Ensemble comprises the principal players of the Chineke! Orchestra. Established two years after the orchestra, it first performed in Manchester in 2017, made its debut at Wigmore Hall in 2018 before going on to play at the Cheltenham and Ryedale festivals, Tonbridge Music Club, Wimbledon International Festival, Cambridge Music Festival and at St George’s Bristol. Other highlights include performances at The Africa Center in New York, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, New College Oxford, Leicester New Walk Museum and Snape Maltings.
Chineke!’s founder, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, says: ‘My aim is to create a space where Black, Asian and ethnically diverse musicians can walk on stage and know that they belong, in every sense of the word. If even one 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.’
Music With Love was founded by composer and Highgate resident Jennie Muskett in response to the lack of arts and human connection during the pandemic. With the help of Nick Cohen, Andy Gangadeen and over 75 outstanding professional classical musicians, we put on a programme of live weekly concerts and streamed them directly into people homes and care homes all over the country. These concerts have been lighting up lives and giving a much needed opportunity for musicians to perform during a bleak time when concert halls have been closed. We will be resuming in the colder months with a new programme of wonderful events.
We are thrilled and delighted to be able to share this Chineke! Chamber Ensemble concert with the Highgate Festival and our Music With Love audience and everyone at home to enjoy.
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Florence B Price Two Folksongs in Counterpoint:
Drink to me with Thine Own Eyes and Shortnin’ Bread (10 mins)
Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D 667 (Trout) (40 mins)
Zara Benyounes, violin
Stephen Upshaw, viola
Ashok Klouda, cello
Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, double bass
Stewart Goodyear, piano
Presenter – Jennie Muskett
Camera and edit – Nick Cohen
Sound – Jon Moon
With thanks to Chris Edwards, Laure Chan, Lauderdale House and The Highgate Festival
This concert will be online and available until August 1st 2021
With much love and gratitude to you all.
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Thank you for all your kind donations which we deeply appreciate. We owe a special debt of gratitude to Springdene Carehome Group for their immense generosity and support which has made these concerts possible.
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Watch this space for news of our next concert series.
We are indebted to the musicians below, who gave given us some wonderful concerts and helped this series to grow and flourish.
Simon Blendis – Saoko Blendis.
Virginia Slater and Adam Johnson.
Divertimenti Trio – Gabrielle Lester, Clare Finnamore, Timothy Gill
Dorina Markoff and Friends, Nili Newman, Kate Musker, Ben Rogerson
Jo Withers and Leo Nicholson
Fitzwilliam String Quartet – Lucy Russell, Elizabeth Wexler, Alan George, Sally Pendlebury
Donna King, Dean Ross, Nick Cohen
Gaby Lester, Caroline Palmer, Jonathan Williams
Dianna Moore, John Reid
The Two ‘Cellos – Sally Pendlebury, Rebecca Gilliver
Katya Apekisheva, Patrick Savage,
Gaby Lester and Friends, Jonathan Williams, Clare Finnamore, Connie Pharoah, Z
Stephen Upshaw, Ashok Klouda, Chi-chi Nwanoku (OBE), Stewart Goodyear, Zara Benyounes,
Ryan Quigley and Friends, Rob Barron, Callum Gourlay
Natalie Williams, Aiden Glover
The Gill Family: Joely Koos, Tim Gill, Doraly Gill
Eos Ensemble; Elizabeth Bass and Katherine Bryer
Robert Max, Zoë Solomon
Darragh Morgan, Mary Dullea
The Cellophonics; Christopher Allan, Michael Atkinson, Adrian Brabury, Ben Rogerson
Andrew West, Simon Callow
Nicholas Korth, Anna Dennis, John Reid, Marie Lloyd, Julian Milford,
David Waterman, Mihai Ritivoiu
The English Sinfonia; Janice Graham, Chris Hopkins, Julia Graham
Sally Pendlebury, Kate Musker
Pupils of the World Heartbeat Music Academy
Residents of Care Homes enjoying our performances.