Tragedy: Missing oboist, 20, is found drowned in Thames

Tragedy: Missing oboist, 20, is found drowned in Thames


norman lebrecht

January 06, 2022

Thames river police have recovered the body of Harvey Parker, a member of the Chineke Orchestra who was last seen leaving a London nightclub at 2.15 in the morning of December 17.

Harvey, who played oboe and flute in the orchestra, was a music student at the University of York.

The police investigation continues.

Chi-chi Nwanoku, founder of the diversty orchestra, has tweeted:


  • Andy says:

    Christ has it come to emoji’s to express someone’s tragic death?

    • Maria says:

      Generational thing I’m afraid, and the only way they know. Same as you have invoked the name of Christ that some would find somewhat offensive, bit hen the only way ypu know! When you don’t hear a voice as we all heard on BBC and Sky News yesterday, the English language can be so misunderstood – even between Brits and Americans so often. Really sad news. May he rest in peace.

    • Eric1 says:

      when someone’s primary focus is on an inconsequential tidbit instead of the matter at hand, it speaks volumes

  • Corno di Caccia says:

    This is so sad. Such a tragic loss of a talented young man. Condolences must go to his family and friends.

  • John Borstlap says:

    What an awful story.

    Why does so often the unreadable and unbearable happen? An accident, suicide, murder? Incredible.

    Condoleances to his family and friends and collegues.

  • Stweart says:

    And to use his tragic death as a fund raiser. That woman !