Song of Contagion: The Performers

Shanti Jayasinha (Sri Lanka/Scotland) - trumpet, cello
Claude Deppa (South Africa) - trumpet, African percussion
Evan Cryer-Jenkins (England) – trumpet, flugelhorn
Chris Biscoe (England) – soprano & alto saxophones
Tony Kofi (Ghana) – alto & baritone saxophones
Oliver Ross (England) – alto saxophone
Louise Elliott (Australia) - tenor saxophone, flute
Vij Prakash (India) – trombone
Tony Haynes (England) - trombone, piano
Ros Davies (Wales) - trombone, flute, voice
Yousuf Ali Khan (Bangladesh) - tabla, dholak
Carlos Fuentes (Chile) – South American traditional instruments
Gerry Hunt (England) - guitar, soprano saxophone
Andres Lafone (Uruguay) - bass guitar
Brian Abrahams (South Africa) – drums, voice

Davina Wright (Caribbean British)
Mahamaya Shil (India)
Maja Rivic (Croatia)
Jacqueline Lwanzo (Congo)
Richard Scott (England) + tenor saxophone/flute
Tommy Vun Chueng Ng (Malaysia)
Delwar Hossain Dilu (Bangladesh)
Jonathan André (Africa/Caribbean) + African drums
and members of the Grand Union World Choir

GUYO string section (Lily Baker, Abigail Adams, Jessica Judge)

Music by Tony Haynes
Lyrics by Sara Clifford, Saikat Ahamed, Andrew Wilson, David Bradford

Lighting design: Steve Fox
Sound engineer: Paul Sparrow
Project manager: Sheelah Sloane

With the collaboration of Sam Johnson and students on the production course (music technology) of CM.

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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