Our digital Listen In series included weekly Lunchtime Concerts, late night audio listening sessions and a live Philosophical Times event with resident Philosopher, Julian Baggini. We are pleased to announce a special one off in conversation event between MP Thangam Debbonaire and Chineke!’s founder Chi-chi Nwanoku on Thursday 2 July, 6.30pm

Chineke! Orchestra – A Force for Change

Chineke!’s founder Chi-chi Nwanoku in conversation with Thangam Debbonaire

St George’s resident orchestra Chineke! are blazing a trail in the classical music world. As Europe’s first majority Black, Asian & ethnically diverse orchestra they have been leading the fight for greater diversity in the arts and changing perceptions about what the modern orchestra should be. With the lockdown decimating the arts sector and the Black Lives Matter campaign catching fire after the murder of George Floyd in the United States, their extraordinary work takes on even more significance.

In this special focus, local MP Thangam Debbonaire, herself an ex-professional cellist, talks to Chineke!’s inspirational founder Chi-chi Nwanoku about the Chineke! story, how the orchestra became such a powerful force for change and what their future work with St George’s in Bristol will look like.

Event details:

Thursday 2 July  |  6.30pm  |  Donations welcome


Lunchtime Concerts

Intimate and friendly, a home from home for both local and world renowned musicians, St George’s may be temporarily closed but you can still get up close to the music with our online programme Listen In. Classical and jazz, folk and blues, musicians from far and wide share their passion and virtuosity across the weeks ahead.

If you missed any of our lunchtime concerts you can view our catch-up section below, or via our youtube channel here. If you subscribe you can also set reminders for upcoming events!


The Listening Room

These sessions, which took place in the beautiful Glass Studio at St George’s, include a rich variety of artists performing fresh material and discussing the ideas that shape their work. Missed a session with Kate Staply, Emily Magpie, Kayla Painter or Davey Woodward? View our catch-up section below, and check out our youtube channel here and subscribe for upcoming events!


Philosophical Times Online

Join our resident philosopher Julian Baggini in your own home for his regular look at philosophy behind the headlines. Julian takes to Zoom to conduct his discussion around the weekend papers and the often under-explored philosophical issues tied up with the big issues of the day. As usual, there’ll be a chance to ask questions and feed into the conversation at designated times. The news is bursting with headlines right now so it promises to be a captivating session – a good way to start the day!


Our next Philosophical Times Online event:

Date TBC  |  10.30am  |  £6.50

Julian Baggini’s Philosophical Times

Catch up on Listen In


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