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A choir pose for a photograph in a church

Bristol Reggae Orchestra are delighted to announce the date for the first public performance of the Bristol Windrush Reggae Choir.

The gala performance will mark the culmination of a 6-month project that has been funded by the Windrush Day Grant Fund with the aim of learning from, enjoying and amplifying the voices of the Windrush generation and their descendants. The Bristol Windrush Reggae Choir has the legendary Orgena (Gena) Rose as its leader.


Bristol Reggae Orchestra

Bristol Reggae Orchestra was established in 2011 to reach out to diverse communities living in Bristol, extending opportunities for music-making to excluded groups while creating high-quality creative outputs and inclusive performances.

BRO have worked with a range of local and national partners and are well known for the ‘feelgood’ factor that we create for all participants and audiences.


Orgena Rose

Orgena is a dynamic, powerhouse vocalist, composer, music director, music supervisor, award-winning voice coach, playwright, best-selling author, and the first online Entertainment Producer.

As a transformational vocalist, she has inspired and uplifted hundreds of thousands in multiple genres and shared her creative workshops internationally helping others to find their voice and sing their soul song.

Presented by The Bristol Windrush Reggae Choir with Gena Rose

All ages (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Start time: 19:00

Funded by the Windrush Day Grant Fund

Supported by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

“I am incredibly honoured to be leading this historic choir project to acknowledge and pay tribute to the people of the Windrush generation. Music is a perfect way to celebrate their legacy.”

Orgena Rose, Choir Director

“To have 40+ people from all walks of life at our first rehearsal was just a joy, music is a great way to educate and bring people together.”

Rebecca Scott, Bristol Reggae Orchestra Leader

Windrush Day Grant Funding

Building on the success of previous years, 35 projects across England receive a share of £500,000 from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

This year’s projects will focus on bringing communities together – across different ages and ethnic backgrounds – to commemorate, celebrate and educate their local area about the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants across the country.

The venue

Bristol Beacon

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