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Undream’d Shores

Grand Union Orchestra with ensembles, musicians and singers from The University of Leeds School of Music and South Asian Arts – UK

Sunday 29 November, 3:00pm 

Over the centuries, thousands of people have found their way to England, making “a wild dedication of themselves to unpath’d waters, undream’d shores” (as Shakespeare put it), without knowing what lay ahead.

Living in Leeds today, we are reminded daily of the generations of migrants who have helped forge its identity. This spectacular show, created by the Grand Union Orchestra’s composer/director Tony Haynes, explores their musical legacy to tell some of their stories.

First performed in November 2014 to great acclaim at London’s Hackney Empire, Undream’d Shores paints a vivid musical picture of migration past and present – exciting, daring, colourful, moving, humorous and tragic by turns.

For these performances, the Grand Union Orchestra’s internationally-fêted musicians and singers from every major musical culture worldwide (many of them migrants themselves) are joined by sixty of the University’s finest musicians and singers, and the next generation of brilliant young South Asian performers from SAA-uk.

Transporting you into a world of previously unimagined music and songs, Undream’d Shores celebrates what migration can bring to our society today.

For further information about The Grand Union Orchestra and SAA-uk, visit their websites: and

Great Hall
Tickets: £12

FREE – Students and Under 16s

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