We believe in the fantastic power of music

to bring people together and we perform repertoire

that is meaningful and poignant, expressing hope,

igniting empathy about tragic issues

and inspiring people to act


We are proud to have collaborated with

these wonderful charities and organisations:

Alrowwad Centre in Aida refugee camp (Bethlehem)

Amnesty International UK

Core Arts (mental health charity)

The Dutch Centre

Emmaus International

Grande Synthe refugee camp and the mayor Damien Careme

The Holocaust Memorial Day

Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants

Kent Refugee Action Network

The Museum of Immigration and Diversity

One Day Without Us

Oxford House

Le Recho

The Refugee Nation

The Royal Academy of Arts

Seethrough Theatre company

St Mary's Church (Stoke Newington)

We Make Change

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide

The World Peace Garden

The Worldwide Tribe

Young Roots

and with these fantastic artists:



Wissam Boustany (and flautist)

Roxanna Panufnik

Shohreh Shakoory (and pianist)

Fraya Thomsen (and songwriter)


Judith Charron (lyrical singer)

Carollyn Eden (lyrical singer)

Cyrill Ibrahim (pianist)

Osama Kiwan (Syrian singer)

Hamsa Mounif (Syrian singer)

Virginie Robilliard (violinist)

Paul Vialard (lyrical singer)


Singer songwriter


Shane Beales

Mr Ekow (rapper)

Richard Rhys O'Brien

Rachel Taylor-Beales

Hannah White

Annalie Wilson


Akiko Kuikka

Jane Ray



Sita Brahmachari

May 11, 2020

Are you frustrated by how suddenly you had to stop doing what you do best, performing live?

Or are you saddened by how little you may have been able to provide support to vulnerable people during the crisis? Or do you miss the unique connection between you and your audi...

March 5, 2020

 Between October 2019 and February 2020, Elly and Romain ran a music class for babies aged 0 to 12 months at Elizabeth House Community Centre. Introducing the little ones to baby friendly tiny instruments, singing famous nursery rhymes as well as unknown lullabies and...

January 27, 2020

 We commemorated both Holocaust Memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, by performing a piece for cello and orchestra called Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch, arranged and played by Romain Malan for the occasion.

As well as traditional music from co...

September 21, 2019

In the beautiful and inspiring World Peace Garden, we were launching the World Harmony Choir which aims to be one of the most inclusive choirs in London. Performing a song written by director Romain Malan with words by Gandhi, to celebrate his 150th anniversary (2nd Oc...

June 20, 2019

Members of the orchestra accompanied a group of elderly people gathered by the wonderful project Seethrough Theatre Company singing songs together. We celebrated the anniversaries of Nat King Cole (L-O-V-E), Judy Garland (Smile), Pete Seeger (We shall overcome), Nino R...

April 1, 2019

We were very proud to record this album about the story of Highbury Barn, written by Richard Rhys O'Brien, supported by the Mayor of Islington and involving local singers from Eclectic Voices. More than £3000 have been raised so far to support the very important work o...

January 28, 2019

For the second year, we took part again in the Holocaust Memorial Day at Islington Assembly Hall, an event attended by school children as well as MPs Emily Thornberry and Jeremy Corbyn. We played very special music by Mordechai Gebirtig, a Holocaust victim and songwrit...

December 20, 2018

A few musicians from the orchestra, alongside volunteer singers, performed Christmas carols and songs at Crisis shop, near Finsbury Park. 

Crisis does an invaluable work in fighting homelessness in London and in the UK.

November 30, 2018

We joined the Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants, and their patron, Juliet Stevenson for an evening of seasonal celebration!

Accompanying the Choir from the Centre led by Romain Malan

This evening was a wonderfully festive occasion to celebrate both the creativit...

November 11, 2018

On Sunday 11 November2019 (Remembrance Sunday) we commemorated the centenary of the WW1 Armistice in music:

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

Ravel: Tzigane for violin and orchestra

Ravel was Vaughan Williams' teacher between 1907 and 1908. Both composers served...

September 21, 2018

For our third participation in World Peace Day, we raised money for The Worldwide Tribe, a fantastic organisation that brings support to refugees across Europe. 

Our programme included a very wide range of music from countries in the world where there have been terrible...

March 21, 2018

On World Poetry Day and Spring Day, this unique event took place at the Islington Metal Works and featured socially conscious songwriters and artists, an impressive line-up of 8 performers accompanied by our 10 piece live orchestra, sharing their original and uplifting...

January 29, 2018

We were honoured to perform the haunting music of Ilse Weber at the Holocaust memorial event in Islington Assembly Hall with inspiring speakers Jeremy Corbyn, Emily Thornberry and Ernest Simon who survived this tragic period. There was a majority of school children in...

November 23, 2017

We organised a concert in aid of the charity Alrowwad Cultural And Arts Society in Aida Refugee Camp Bethlehem.
A richly varied programme of music based on the concept of "beautiful resistance", striving for peace and reconciliation:

Pieces composed and performed by f...

September 21, 2017

It is becoming a habit for us to do flash mobs on World Peace Day (21st September). Last year, we and our instruments were boiling in the sun on Folkestone beach. This year, it was the London rain that we (and our instruments!) endured... But we still managed to perfor...

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