Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra

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The story of the Orchestra Symphonique Kimbanguiste and their choir from the Democratic Republic of Congo is miraculous and uplifting. Against the most extraordinary odds, in a country known for its extreme poverty and violence, conductor Armand Diangienda has proved that music can provide hope and inspiration.

We are thrilled to welcome them for a concert of orchestral and choral music in collaboration with musicians from London Southbank Centre’s resident and associate orchestras, and from Bristol, members of Bristol Choral Society.

Foyer performance
18:45 Young musicians from around the city perform their own composition ‘The Hunt’ in the Foyer, a 30m suite  combining Congolese, western classical and popular music.
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19:30 concert programme
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique (movements from)
Sibelius Finlandia
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Choral Symphony (final movement)

Traditional Congolese Music Congolese Repertoire:
1. Nkolo na biso ( Our Lord)
2. Eh Nziamè (My God)
3. Mvuluzi wutukidi (the savior is born)
4. Mpungia Nsuka (Last Trumpet)

Ticket offer: Watershed will be screening the documentary, Kinshasa Symphony, on Sunday 14 September at 3pm. Show your concert ticket at the Watershed Box Office and receive £1 off your ticket for the screening or bring your cinema ticket to Colston Hall to get £1 off your concert ticket.

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  • Presented with special support from Arts Council England’s Exceptional Fund

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Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra