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4 March 2013
In the winter edition of Music Education UK, Grand Union featured in a wonderfully comprehensive article on The Golden Highway, a show that celebrated London 2012.
7 February 2013
A huge well done to Alex and Callum who are the first of GUYO to achieve their Bronze Arts Award!
19 September 2012
Anni Movsisyan, a violin and accordion player, joined GUYO earlier this year. She reflects on her experience so far with GUYO and discusses her first time playing at the Hackney Empire Theatre alongside the Grand Union Orchestra in July.
9 August 2012
What a wonderful summer it has been for GUYO, one that has been packed with workshops and performances starting in May through until August. We reflect on our summer 2012 highlights...
16 April 2012
Music Teacher Mag publish a wonderfully informative feature on GUYO and the story so far. Click to read
16 April 2012
Click here to see a selection of photos taken from Grand Union's professional and youth orchestras performance, What The River Sings at Trinity Buoy Wharf, on Sunday 4th March.
13 December 2011
The Grand Union Youth Orchestra are aiming to Raise £12k in 2012 to support the ongoing development of the ensemble. Find out how you can contribute
8 December 2011
On Friday 11th November 2011 the GUYO performed in Grand Union Orchestra's specially devise "date-specific" show called "11.11.11" at the Hackney Empire. See photos from the show on our facebook page
7 October 2011
Fancy yourself a composer? Enter our composition competition for the chance to contribute to a specially create piece performed by an All-Star 11-piece band at Grand Union's upcoming show "11.11.11" at the Hackney Empire Theatre.
8 July 2011
From September, GUYO will be moving over to Rich Mix! Click here for more info.
8 July 2011
Free holiday workshops led by charistmatic musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra. Open to new young musicians and existing GUYO members.
22 June 2011
Just over a week until 'Raise the Banner', where GUYO members will perform alongside an astonishing range of choirs and ensembles in Hackney.
24 May 2011
Click to see photos of GUYO performing at the Albany, in Can't Chain Up Me Mind, Saturday 21st May 2011
18 April 2011
We are pleased to announce that GUYO member will join the Grand Union small band at the Albany Theatre in "Can't Chain up me Mind" on Saturday 21st May 2011
8 March 2011
Full radio broadcast of Trading Roots, which involved members of the GUYO, will be featuring tonight at 7pm.
24 January 2011
The Grand Union Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra are joining forces on March 6th 2011 in a one-off multicultural musical collaboration, called Trading Roots.
21 December 2010
Grand Union would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas. Click here to see our festive greeting.
13 December 2010
Check out GUYOs feature in this weeks East London advertiser, or view the article online @ http://tinyurl.com/GUYOELA
25 November 2010
Tony Haynes reflects on a fantastic year of work by the young musicians of GUYO
3 November 2010
Congratulations to all thoses who took part in From Silk Road to Carnival last week!....
16 September 2010
The four-day programme of workshops taking part over half-term have just been announced! Don't forget, those who attend all four days of workshops and rehearsals will get the opportunity to play at Stratford Circus!
27 August 2010
The first GUYO master-class will now be on Sunday September 19th 2010 rather Sunday September 12th at the Premises Studios, Hackney Road.
24 August 2010
From September until the end of March, Grand Union’s projects are being united under the banner From Silk Road to Carnival, exploring the trade routes than brought prosperity to Britain and the rest of Europe – but at social, and often moral cost. Read about the programme of work here.
10 August 2010
From16th - 20th August Grand Union and Emergency Exit Arts will be based at Fairkytes Arts Centre in Romford to deliver a week of Carnival Workshops in the lead up to Romfest World Carnival at the end of September.
6 August 2010
The dates for the latest GUYO workshop programme have been announced! This series of workshops will be in the theme of 'From Silk Road to Carnival'. Find out more on the Workshops Page.
23 July 2010
Are you 12 years or older? Do you play a musical instrument of any kind? Yes? Then Grand Union Orchestra invites you to bring your instrument along and try something new at this FREE world music workshop as part of the London 2012 Open Weekend. Find out more or register
16 July 2010
The upcoming weekend is set to be an extremely active one for the Grand Union Orchestra, with events running right through Friday night to Sunday evening. Read our new blog to find out more.
29 June 2010
The GUYO now has a new logo, new postcard flyers and posters created. Thanks to all GUYO members who contributed ideas to this. If you would like any posters or flyers email Hannah@granduinion.org.uk
29 June 2010
It has been reported to us that the GUYO performance at Paradise Gardens Festival 2010 appeared on the BBC London news. Well done GUYO for a fantastic performance.
21 May 2010
The GUYO have been working together and with a designer to come up with a new logo and identity that really represents the group and will help encourage more young musicians to join! This new look will be revealed later this summer, so keep checking back!
4 May 2010
Having taken a vote from GUYO members and parents, we have decided to perminantly move the monthyly GUYO masterclass time to 10:30am rather than 2:00pm. Please take note of this change.
20 April 2010
GUYO will be performing at a number of high profile events accross the capital this summer. Visit the performances page to find out more
30 March 2010
Please note April's rehearsal on Sunday 18th will be at 10:30am not 2:30pm
16 February 2010
Photos from a recent day of workshops with students at the Newham Academy of Music.
9 February 2010
The first of the years monthly rehearsals/master classes for GUYO starts this month
1 February 2010
New video highlights from the GUYO Winter Celebration concert are now online.
21 January 2010
You can now sign up to Grand Union's half term workshops in Havering on 15th and 16th February
1 January 2010
Don'y forget you can follow Grand Union on Twitter
26 November 2009
Young Ambassador for Rich Mix (a multi-arts venue on Bethnal Green Road) Samson Ikharia, reviews the Grand Union Next Generation performance
18 November 2009
Grand Union Youth Orchestra will be performing at Brady Arts and Community Centre on 12th December, along with other youth arts groups from the borough.
6 November 2009
Photos are now online from the Grand Union - The Next Generation Gig at Rich Mix on Saturday 31st October
30 October 2009
In the run up to Grand Union's performance at Richmix on 31st October, the Lake of Stars team interviewed Tony Haynes about Grand Union and its work with young people.
21 October 2009
Grand Union is running a number of workshops accross East London during half-term next week. Go to the workshops page to find out more
15 October 2009
GUYO were asked by Redbridge Borough Council to perform at their Safer Community Awards at Ilford Town Hall on Thursday 15th October
17 September 2009
We now have a quick and easy on-line form to register your interest in playing with Grand Union Youth Orchestra of East London
13 September 2009
Please check out the new updated website, where you can read about and see photos from past GUYO events, learn about what's coming up this autumn and sign up to the new monthly newsletter!
9 September 2009
You can now follow Grand Union on Twitter.
4 September 2009
Grand Union Youth Orchestra has exciting events planned over autumn, with even more to be announced soon. To find out more......
1 July 2009
The Youth Orchestra announces its summer programme with new workshops and performances.
1 June 2009
The International Olympic Committee has awarded its prestigious Inspire Mark to GUYOEL in recognition of its contribution to the Cultural Olympiad.
31 March 2009
The Youth Orchestra recently featured in On Liberation Street, the latest GUO spectacular at the Hackney Empire on March 20th and 21st 2009.