Decca Data Indicators Chineke! Orchestra

Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE (middle) with members of the Chineke! Orchestra. (Picture credit score: Carsten Windhorst)


Based in 2015, British ensemble Chineke! Orchestra goals to supply profession alternatives within the classical music world for minority orchestral gamers, along with supporting a youth orchestra made up of gamers aged between 11 and 22.

The group’s latest partnership with the file label Decca Data, will kind a brand new label titled Chineke! Data.

The primary album launched on the label will have a good time the a hundred and tenth anniversary of the British composer, conductor, and political activist Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

The disc, launched in August, will characteristic Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto in G minor, carried out by Elena Urioste, in addition to the Ballade in A minor. Moreover, the disc will embrace a world premiere recording of a piece by the composer’s daughter, Avril Coleridge-Taylor.

“We’re thrilled to start this partnership with Decca,” mentioned Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, Chineke!’s Founder and Government Producer. “Chineke!’s mission of championing change and celebrating variety in classical music shines all through the extraordinary vary of repertoire we’ve found and delivered to life; music that has been both hidden or unheard for too lengthy.”

“We exist to interrupt down limitations and unleash classical music’s full potential. Decca shares our mission of inclusion and with their worldwide attain will guarantee this music is heard in each nook of the globe,” she continued.

“We’re delighted to welcome Chi-chi and the fabulous Chineke! Orchestra to the Decca label household,” mentioned Tom Lewis and Laura Monks, the Co-Presidents of the Decca Label Group.

“Chi-chi’s imaginative and prescient, power and ambition are extraordinary. She is a trailblazer with an essential mission and, along with Chineke!, she has recorded compositions by a number of the world’s most essential but under-represented classical composers. We’re dedicated to spreading the unimaginable music, expertise and message of Chineke! world wide.”

You may hear a recording of the Chineke! Orchestra performing the primary motion of Florence Worth’s Symphony No. 1 beneath.


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