What people say about WUE

REVIEWERS:

  • “Watching the Workers Union is not like being at your average concert. There we were in the multi-million pound surroundings of LSO St Lukes, but I felt like I was at a friend’s house enjoying my time with good company.” Adam Fergler, without barlines blog
  • ‘A fascinating programme, delivered with real accomplishment by youthful former members of the Guildhall School. Expect to hear more from them…’ Daniel Harding, Sounds New Blog
  • “…much more of a cultural adventure and test of musical judgement than staying home and voting for X-Factor…” Lindsey Clarke, The Londonist

COMPOSERS:

  • ‘It was a pleasure to meet [the] ensemble, with its impressive range and delicious sound-world…’ Michael Finnissy
  • “Thanks to @TheWorkersUnion for a really great concert last night, always a pleasure to hear you play my music. Here’s to your future!” Sean Clancy (@seanlclancy)
  • “Thank you so much to the wonderful @TheWorkersUnion ! Superb performance last night. So happy to have been their composer in association.” Matthew Kaner (@mattkaner)
  • “Thanks to @TheWorkersUnion for workshopping my piece. Sounding great and lovely ensemble to work with…” Kirsty Devaney (@KirstyDevaney), Birmingham Conservatoire composition student
  • @TheWorkersUnion @PRSFoundation thank you! You sounded great, were soooo easy to work with and inspired us loads!” Composers at Birmingham Conservatoire (@BirmComposers)
  • “…totally fantabulous ensemble + brilliant folk :)” Jay Capperauld (@JayCapperauld)
  • “thanks @TheWorkersUnion for walking softly. an enjoyable evening had by all!” Amber Priestly (@amber_priestley)
  • @TheWorkersUnion are a fantastic ensemble! #respect!” Joe Cutler (@kutlerski)

PARTNERS:

  • “Not exaggerating when I say the @TheWorkersUnion @lsosoundhub concert was one of the most uplifting and inspiring concerts of the year!” Kate Whitlock (@not_kate), LSO Soundhub
  • @TheWorkersUnion we enjoyed it so much! Hope to have you back soon! good luck with the tour – it’s going to be amazing!” NonClassical

 AUDIENCE:

  • “Burning gig by @TheWorkersUnion last night. Pretty sure it singed my face. More, please. GIVE US MORE.” Yshani Perinpanayagam (@yperinpanayagam)
  • “Proud to have been a roadie for @TheWorkersUnion, tonight. Cracking stuff…” @Ant_Stones
  • “The music was extremely ‘far out’ in comparison to what I’d usually listen to. I think that contemporary classical music isn’t for everyone but that the diversity on show made it extremely accessible for people new to the genre.” Audience member in The Londonist
  • “Congratulations to @TheWorkersUnion on a great concert tonight, and to @mattkaner for his exciting new piece!” Ed Nesbit (@EdNesbit)
  • “Excellent gig by @TheWorkersUnion Ensemble this evening. Thought provoking, fun, superb performances. New music as it can be. Well done.” Doug Buist (@dougbuist)

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