Grand Union Orchestra

Grand Union Orchestra

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  • Arts

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Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Grand Union Orchestra is a registered Charity and as the pioneer of cross-cultural music making in the UK, has been creating and performing music which reflects and expresses the aspirations of our multicultural society for 30 years.

As well as drawing together musicians from all major musical cultures worldwide to produce and tour high quality original professional work that expresses the diverse identity of Britain today, Grand Union runs a wide range of participatory cross-cultural education and community projects, particularly for and with those from under-represented and marginalized communities. 


Grand Union creates new musical-dramatic work which draws on the culture and experience of its performers;.

  • runs a wide range of participatory projects which derive from and complement performances;
  • collaborates with a range of organisations to explore ways of working across the arts;
  • offers employment and professional development opportunities to individual and aspiring musicians from outside mainstream European cultures;
  • plays a vital and unique role in the development of culturally diverse music-making       in the UK, aiming to inspire audiences and participants alike.

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