Fresh from a spectacular performance on the main. stage at Lambeth Country Show, the Brixton Chamber Orchestra (BCO) begins this year’s free summer estates tour at Myatt’s Fields bandstand this afternoon.
Another 11 one-hour concerts across Brixton, Stockwell, Tulse Hill, Streatham, Clapham, Kennington, and other parts of Lambeth will follow.
The location of the final event will be decided by the community on social media over the next few weeks. Follow BCO on Twitter and Instagram to cast your vote for where in Lambeth you want to see the orchestra close out the tour.
As at the country show in Brockwell park, the 22-piece BCO will be playing music from grime to classical, disco to swing, and everything in between with special guests rapper Yezzi Yezzir, and gospel singers Cartell G-Brown and Leon Jacques.
All concerts will be outdoors in safe and friendly community spaces with open mic section at the end of every show. “Audience participation – singers, dancers, rappers and poets of all ages – are welcome,” says BCO.
Where and when …
Myatt’s Field Bandstand, SE5 9BW
Friday 22 July 4pm
Stockwell Estate Hall of Fame, SW9 OTE
Friday 22 July 7pm
St. Matthew’s Estate, Crownstone Road, SW2 1LY
Saturday 23 July 4pm
Holmewood Gardens Park, SW2 3NB
Saturday 23 July 7pm
Cressingham Gardens, SW2 2QG
Sunday 24 July 4pm
Moorlands Estate, Corry Drive, SW9 8QT
Sunday 24 July 7pm
Angell Town, Dora Boatemah Memorial Garden, SW9 7JX
Friday 29 July 4pm
Cotton Gardens Estate, Pedlars Acre Park, SE11 4HQ
Friday 29th July 7pm
Clapham Park Estate, Clapham Cube, SW4 8EP
Saturday 30 July 4pm
Deronda Estate, SW2 3DG
Saturday 30 July 7pm
Edmundsbury Community Hall, Edmundsbury Estate SW9 8AY
Sunday 31 July 4pm