Sergio A. Mims forwards this news:
The Chineke! Orchestra has been shortlisted for a 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the Audiences and Engagement category, which recognises outstanding initiative by an organisation or individual to engage new and existing audiences with classical music in the UK in 2016!
The annual RPS Music Awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. Awards, in thirteen categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry’s most distinguished practitioners. The awards honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations.
The RPS Music Award winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 9 May at The Brewery in the City of London, hosted by Andrew McGregor and Sarah Walker from BBC Radio 3
The Chineke! Foundation is delighted that the Chineke! Orchestra has been shortlisted for an award for the second year running, and we would like to thank the Royal Philharmonic Society, our musicians and supporters for their belief in our work.