Projects

Grand Union excels at spectacular shows featuring professional performers, but we also produce similar work with amateur and student performers, often custom-tailored to local needs, and including participatory workshops and education activities.

These pages describe a variety of such projects past and present. Many of them provide a useful model or template that can be replicated or developed elsewhere in the country with similar participants or to suit different local circumstances and conditions.

SONG OF CONTAGION
Funded by the Wellcome Trust and culminating in performances in June 2017.

MUSIC UNTAMED
Our performance project for young musicians exploring music from around the world.

THE ISLE IS FULL OF NOISES
Introducing children and families to the instruments of the Grand Union Orchestra.

WORLD CHOIR and STREET BAND (Band Off The Wall)
Inter-generational projects in North/East London.

BENGAL TO BETHNAL GREEN
Monthly series of performances featuring Bengali artists.

YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017.

Click here for details of our current flagship shows UNDREAM'D SHORES and AFTER CABLE STREET.

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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