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O, Happy Day!!!


For Windrush 75

With the African Diaspora Festival Choir 

Chapman Roberts' Gospel Music Masterclass

Mon 19, Wed 21, Thur 22 and Fri 23 (no rehearsal on Tue 20)

The Indoor Pitch, Leyton Sport Ground, High Rd, E10 6PY

The African Diaspora Festival Choir

The Waltham Forest Windrush Festival

Fellowship Square

Forest Road

London E17 4JF

Enjoy and Sing-a-Long with the O, Happy Day!! Playlist

Developed with support from Develop Your Creative Practice 


Commissioned by 

The Waltham Forest Windrush Festival will commemorate a historic milestone and honour the legacy of our forebears. On this momentous occasion, we pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush to London, which marked the beginning of a new chapter in the modern history of the British African-Caribbean community.


To celebrate this occasion, we are proud to present "O, Happy Day!!!", a musical tribute conceived by Broadway and Choral Conductor & Arranger, Chapman Roberts. As the Principal Conductor of The African Diaspora Festival Choir, Chapman has brought together an exceptional ensemble of singers from diverse backgrounds.


Guided by Chapman's unparalleled talent and skill, this remarkable group of performers will take us on a journey of inspiration and celebration. This unforgettable production commemorates the contributions of African-Caribbean servicemen and women to WW1 and WW2, honours the pioneers of post-war Britain, and celebrates the rich heritage of their descendants who continue to shape our society today.


As we remember the past and honour the present, let us take this moment to be inspired and uplifted by the power of music and the enduring legacy of our forebears, as we celebrate this historic occasion and the richness of our shared heritage

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