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Grand Union delights in responding to commissions and tailoring shows to order. Any of our existing shows can be adapted to local demands, or serve as models for new productions.

Following the huge success of Undream'd Shores at the Hackney Empire in November 2014, we are using this as a model for our future work. This offers not just a spectacular show with local participation, but activities for young children, practical workshops and family performances all exploring the same theme..

This will be the mainstay of our programme for the three years from 2015 to 2018, underpinning a variety of other projects. Some of these may be smaller in scale, concentrating perhaps on a particular region of the world, and/or featuring specific musicians.

 For smaller venues we can offer an 8- to 10-piece band featuring combinations of musicians from different parts of the world, like Bengal Tiger, Shanghai Dragon, which combines Chinese, Bengali and Indian musicians, Spirit of Carnival (Caribbean, Latin and African musicians) or the Trading Roots, which also includes Gypsy, Turkish and Balkan musicians.

All shows listed on the events page, and most of those on the history page, are also readily available.

We also run extensive Learning and Participation programmes linked to these  of the Orchestra. Please see our past and present projects page here for more details

Grand Union is always happy to discuss devising and tailoring education and participatory projects especially for local needs and demands. Just call us to discuss possibilities and negotiate prices. You can reach us via our contact page here

Latest News

Huge success of Song of Contagion!

Fantastic audience responses to the recent shows Wilton's Music Hall

New BBC interview

Director Tony Haynes talks to Jimoke Fashola about this week's premiere of Song of Contagion. Skip to 02.52.04 to listen.

Song of Contagion promo video released

Featuring a taste of the music you will hear in our spectacular new show and interviews from the musicians involved

Booking opens for Song of Contagion!

Wilton's Music Hall, June 13th to 17th: tickets now on sale for our spectacular new show

Dates announced for 2017 Summer School

Our fourth annual Summer School runs from July 31st to August 3rd, Goldsmiths College, South London.

Exciting plans unveiled for 2017!

GUO's programme for the new year includes a brand new show at Wilton's Music Hall and a return to Portugal.

Remembering Cable Street

Video of The Beast is Back by Tony Haynes, recorded at the GUO commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street in October

High praise for GUO music education project

Read about Music Untamed at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, supported by the Mayor's Music Fund

Band Off The Wall

Inspired by the Peace Mural at Dalston Junction, Grand Union has launched a new street band for Hackney

GUO tracks are now available online...

Grand Union CDs and individual numbers can now be streamed from Spotify or bought from iTunes

Full-length DVD of Undream'd Shores

A DVD of the acclaimed Hackney Empire production is now available from the GUO online shop.

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