The VCM100

Join the VCM100 and be at the heart of our endeavour

At VCM we are passionate about engaging young people through singing. We believe that the opportunity to take part in music making should be available to everyone.

“Singing and performing gives our children a sense of pride and achievement.”Head Teacher of a school where 52% of the children receive free meals 

VCM is proud to be one of the most successful and far-reaching choral music organisations in the world today.


the number of young people VCM reaches each year


Number of schools in the past two years VCM has worked with where over 30% of the children are entitled to free school meals

We have achieved great things but there is so much more to do…

The VCM100 exists to create a sustainable funding base to support and expand the work of VOCES8, Apollo5 and the Gresham Centre. By becoming a member of the VCM100 you can help us:

  • Continue developing our programmes at the Gresham Centre to increase access to high quality music for everyone
  • Provide scholarships for promising students to attend summer schools and courses run by the Foundation
  • Train the next generation of singing leaders allowing us to expand our partnerships with Music Hubs
  • Share high quality performances with diverse communities across the UK and abroad


The number of primary school teachers surveyed who reported improvements in children’s concentration when using the VOCES8 Method.


The number of children, young people and adults who have learned the VOCES8 Method so far

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Join the VCM100

To become a member of the VCM100, please contact Paul Smith, CEO at  Donors to the VCM100 make a three year commitment to the Foundation of a minimum of £1000 per annum. In return for membership, you will receive:

  • Priority booking for VOCES8 and Apollo5’s own promoted concerts
  • Invitations to exclusive VCM events with the opportunity to meet the members of VOCES8 and Apollo5
  • Invitations to exclusive education events where members of the VCM100 will meet the students and staff involved in our projects
  • Regular updates on our work
  • Acknowledgement on our website and in all appropriate literature

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The number of teenagers VCM has trained to become young leaders.


The number of young people who came and enjoyed workshops, recording, performing and composing at the Gresham Centre last year

The Foundation would like to thank the members of the VCM100 for helping us to further our outreach work with children and young people whilst crucially ensuring that our unique education programme remains sustainable:

Vernon Anderson in memory of Beryl Anderson
Peter and Annette Dart
Sarah and Mark Holford
Alison and Ed King
Lord Lisvane KCB DL and The Reverend Lady Lisvane
Mr & Mrs Peregrine Massey
Adrian Melrose
Emma Nixon and Phil Hallwood
Anne and John Smith
Gilly and Iain Webb-Wilson

For further information about our education and outreach projects, contact Ann Wright, Director of Education at should you wish to support the work of the VCM Foundation in other ways without becoming a member of the VCM100, please consider the VCM Friends Scheme or contact Paul at the above email address about volunteering opportunities amongst many other ways of supporting VCM

Paul in Reims 1

“The whole school was buzzing after the workshop day and concert. This was a truly inspirational experience for all the students and staff.”
Head Teacher in Nottinghamshire

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