|Vaughan williams||Piano Quintet in C minor|
|Ignatius Sancho||Minuets 4 and 11 arr for septet|
|Coleridge-Taylor||Nonet in F minor, Op 2|
Composers, Ignatius Sancho (c.1729-1780), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) and Errollyn Wallen (b 1958), will feature alongside the Piano Quintet by Vaughan Williams, who was a contemporary of Coleridge-Taylor, both composers enrolling at the Royal College of Music on the same day in September 1890.
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In 2017, the Chineke! Orchestra made its BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in August and performed at many other leading festivals throughout England, all to great critical acclaim. Chineke! has released four CDs to date, which you can hear on Spotify.
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