The Grand Union Orchestra is much in demand for its large-scale spectaculars which involve local young people, students, amateurs and folkloric groups alongside the professionals. Grand Union’s advantage is that its musicians can easily create a close rapport with people from their own community, so these shows have a warmth and energy added to their high artistic quality.
The Grand Union Youth Orchestra
The Grand Union Youth Orchestra of East London brings together musicians aged 16 to 25 from all the varied communities of the East End. This represents an extraordinary spread of cultural traditions playing an astonishing range of instruments.
Workshops and residencies
Grand Union also gives workshops and runs residencies – always concluding with a public performance – and we also act informally as trainers, mentors or offering professional development, partly compensating for a lack of provision in the public or formal sector - conservatoires, universities and colleges of music and so on.