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Chineke!
Overview
COVID-19 Precautions

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. Their live concerts, given weekly by many of this countries finest classical musicians, streamed directly into people homes and care homes all over the country 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. 

They are thrilled and delighted to be able to share this Chineke! Chamber Ensemble concert with the Highgate Festival and will be filming it for our Music With Love audience and everyone at home to share.

So if you can’t make it to the live event, please join us by clicking this link at 2.30pm on June 30th. All are welcome.

You can find out more about their work here.

Programme:

 
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)  

Performers: 


Zara Benyounes, violin 
Stephen Upshaw, viola 
Ashok Klouda, cello 
Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, double bass 
Stewart Goodyear, piano 
 

COVID-19 Precautions

We want to make sure you and everyone else around you is safe so we will allocate you specific seats according to the size of your booking. 

If you'd like to sit together please book together. We will treat each booking as a household or support bubble. Each booking will be seated at least 1.5 metres apart. 

Every audience member will:

  • Have their temperature checked on arrival. Anyone with a high temperature will not be admitted along with anyone in their household or 'bubble'.
  • Be asked to sanitise their hands.

Once we have checked your temperature and welcomed you, you will be shown to your seat.

Please help us to help you by following these instructions:

  • If you are displaying any of the symptoms of Covid-19 do not come to the show - please stay home in line with government guidelines. Check for Covid-19 symptoms HERE.
  • Wherever possible please stay 2 metres from people outside your ‘bubble’ or household.
  • Please wear a face covering.
  • The toilets will be available and are regularly cleaned but please follow the instructions in relation to keeping a distance when/if queuing and follow good hygiene and hand washing regimes. Soap and disinfectant sprays are available for your use. Be careful and considerate.
  • Getting everyone settled will take longer than usual so please be patient – we promise not to start till everyone is in and comfortable.
  • Keep the windows open to ensure good ventilation.