Grand Union's priority is live performance, and since 1982 we have toured regularly - and continue to tour - throughout the whole of the UK and to many parts of the world.
Following a very busy and successful spring programme - including Mil e Uma Mares in Portugal, our highly original take on the BBC Ten Pieces in Cambridge, shows in Harlow and Clacton and culminating in a ground-breaking two weeks of The Isle is Full of Noises in London - Grand Union is now taking a break from public performances. Meanwhile, we are concentrating on education and participatory activities, the Youth Orchestra and especially our second annual residential Summer School.
Meanwhile the current Bengal to Bethnal Green series at Rich Mix, featuring Grand Union musicians in collaboration with local Bengali artists finishes with a very grand finale...
Sunday June 14th, 4:00pm (doors 3:30), Rich Mix Arts Centre - Bengal to Bethnal Green
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 5HU
A fantastic double bill to conclude this series - Hashi Rani, a wonderfully charismatic baul singer, and Shahadat Hossein Khan from Dhaka, internationally acclaimed sarod virtuoso. Full details here
Sunday June 21st, 2:00pm - Royal Festival Hall, Clore Ballroom
Grand Union World Choir
performing songs from Undream'd Shores as part of the Big Sing, celebrating Refugee Week
Footnote: Grand Union in Bangladesh
Grand Union often visits Bangladesh, to perform with musicians of the calibre of Shahadat Hossein Khan. Here is a link to a short documentary of one of those visits, when we met and played with him and other distinguished Bengali artists.