Review: Workers Union Ensemble at LSO St Lukes and Michael Bonaventure's Automatronic Concert at St Laurence's, Catford

I had the chance this last weekend to see two very stimulating concerts of new music. Being closer to London these days certainly has its advantages.

On Saturday, the Workers Union Ensemble presented the culmination of their Constructing a Repertoire initiative. The ensemble is an unusual one: oboe, sax, piano, double bass and two percussionists. Not a lot of repertoire exists for that line-up, so the need to find new works is really quite pressing! The LSO Soundhub scheme together with support from the PRS Foundation has provided the backing needed for the Workers Union Ensemble to do just that.