Chineke! Orchestra conducted by Wayne Marshall.
Chineke! – which means 'the spirit of creation' in Igbo – is the UK's first professional classical orchestra made up entirely of BME musicians. The orchestra is the brainchild of leading double bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku, who aims to both celebrate the creative energy of musicians of colour and inspire new generations of instrumentalists. The concert is conducted by Wayne Marshall, and includes Elegy: In Memoriam – Stephen Lawrence by black British composer Philip Herbert, as well as Beethoven's dramatic Symphony No.7.
Recorded in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Sunday 13 September 2015.