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Chineke! marks first Stephen Lawrence Day
MONDAY 22 APRIL 2019 7:30pm
Concerto Grosso
The orchestra marks the first Stephen Lawrence Day, held on the anniversary of the teenager's murder in 1993, with a concert of works by BME composers.

Chineke! Orchestra performs Errollyn Wallen's upbeat Concerto Grosso for piano, violin and double bass and Philip Herbert's Elegy, written in memory of Lawrence and featuring an orchestra of 18 string players – one for each year of his life.

Joel Thompson’s emotive work for male chorus and orchestra Seven Last Words of the Unarmed is a setting of the final words of American victims of murder, either at the hands of the police or private individuals.

Beethoven's joyous Eighth Symphony rounds off the evening.

The concert coincides with the release of a new CD on the NMC Recordings label featuring works by seven BME composers, including Wallen and Herbert, whom Chineke! has championed over the past three years.


Chineke! Orchestra

Errollyn Wallen: Concerto grosso
Philip Herbert: Elegy: In memoriam - Stephen Lawrence
Joel Thompson: 7 Last Words of the Unarmed for male chorus, strings & piano
Beethoven: Symphony No.8
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Chineke! Ensemble
THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2019 8:00pm
The Stables Theatre
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon
Milton Keynes MK17 8LU
01908 280800
In Wigmore "Lates" series
More details TBC
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London W1U 2BP
+44 20 7935 2141
NEW WORK in Lost Voices: The War to End All Wars
FRIDAY 17 JANUARY 2020 7:30pm
World premiere of a setting of ROUNDEL by Vera Brittain

performed by J'nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Roderick Williams, baritone
Shannonn McGinnis, piano
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 19102
THIS FRAME IS PART OF THE PAINTING BBC Proms 2019 Venus Blazing: Errollyn live on Radio 3 ERROLLYN WALLEN: BBC 100 WOMEN 2018
Errollyn's latest work is a BBC Proms commission for Catriona Morison (mezzo soprano, Cardiff Singer of the World, 2017) and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The work is a homage to the painter, Howard Hodgkin who died in 2017. Errollyn is grateful for the assistance of Andy Barker (Hodgkin's assistant) in her research. Errollyn is honoured to take part in a concert of song, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 13.00h on 8 March 2019, International Women’s Day. This concert forms part of Venus Blazing: Trinity Laban’s year-long celebration of music by female composers.

The concert covers over a century of British song, including rarities and treasures by Maude Valerie White, Liza Lehmann, Amy Woodforde-Finden and Rebecca Clarke. It concludes with recent pieces by Trinity Laban composition professors Soosan Lolavar and Errollyn Wallen. Performers are Trinity Laban students, alumni and staff, including a special guest appearance by Errollyn Wallen herself. There is also one surprise number, to be revealed on the day itself…
BBC 100 Women has announced its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018.

With their help we will explore a variety of themes, including using anger to spark action, and uncovering women from the shadows of history.

Ranging in age from 15 to 94, and from more than 60 countries, the BBC 100 Women list includes leaders, trailblazers and everyday heroes.

Some will be telling us about what they will be putting in the Freedom Trash Can - our digital bin for all the items women feel hold them back.

Others will bring us stories of achievement against the odds - from the British woman who used her jail time to create an inspiring business, to the Afghan girl who was almost swapped for a boy.

The BBC 100 Women of 2018 are listed in alphabetical order below, with their age, profession, country of birth and biography.
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