VOCES8: 'Sing Joyfully'
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

VOCES8: 'Sing Joyfully'

In praise of the European Day of Early Music and of Bach’s birthday (‘Bourreé!’), and showcasing the ‘Roots’ education project, VOCES8 sing a programme including Byrd, Tallis, Victoria, Britten and Dove, with Monteverdi’s dramatic rendering of La Sestina at its centre-point.

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A Singing Journey - VCM Friends Event
Apr
10
to Apr 11

A Singing Journey - VCM Friends Event

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A Singing Journey: Inspiration and Impact through the VCM Foundation's Singing Projects

Join Director of Education, Ann Wright for a journey through VCM's inspiring education work and its impact. Who does the Foundation reach? How do we deliver our projects? How do we measure the impact of our work? Ann will address these questions, introduce you to some of our projects, and give you a preview of our new partnership evaluation project with University College London and Hackney Music Service.

Drinks & Snacks afterwards

INVITATION ONLY

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Pear O'Legs Records presents - The Return of Bill Jones
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Pear O'Legs Records presents - The Return of Bill Jones

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THE RETURN OF BILL JONES

 Saturday 16 February 2019, 7pm 
 £10 advance, £15 on the door 
 The Gresham Centre, Gresham Street

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The Gresham Centre welcomes back Pear O’Legs Records for a feast of Folk Music! The show will be celebrating Bill Jones’ return to music and the release of her first album in 15 years, which will be out in April 2019. As a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, multi-instrumentalist and beautiful singer, this is going to be a show not to be missed.

Bill (Belinda) Jones is an English folk singer/songwriter, who started her career in 1999, winning a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award (Horizon Award) in 2001. Three studio albums later (Turn to Me, Panchpuran, and Two Year Winter), countless festival appearances, and tours across the UK, USA, and Japan, Bill took a long break in 2004 to raise her family.

Back then a young singer, Bill received accolades from audiences across the folk and acoustic music scene. Live sessions on Radio 1’s Andy Kershaw Show, Radio 2’s Mike Harding Folk Show, and Radio 3’s In Tune programme followed, as well as an interview and live performance on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Bill’s beautiful voice and catchy tunes led to a stream of messages over the years asking Bill if she is coming back, and now it’s finally time.

Bill’s new album Wonderful Fairytale will be released in May 2019, with accompanying tour dates and summer festivals. The album was recorded in late 2018 at Ian Stephenson’s Simpson Street Studios. Bill is joined by Ian (double bass), JP Garde (violin/viola), Paul Stewart (guitar), Stephen Henderson (percussion), Miranda Sykes and Gareth Davies-Jones (harmony vocals). Wonderful Fairytale features both traditional songs, songs written by Bill, and songs by Bill and Anne Hills (USA).

Please note, this event is not a VCM Foundation event. Please use the links above for ticket purchases and other queries.


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Concert with Apollo5 and the choir from City of London Academy Shoreditch Park
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Concert with Apollo5 and the choir from City of London Academy Shoreditch Park

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Concert – 7:00pm

Concert by Apollo5 and the choir from the City of London Academy Shoreditch Park. In addition to performances by Apollo5, the guest choir will showcase the pieces they have learned and perform some of their own repertoire.

City of London Academy Shoreditch Park opened in September 2017. Thanks to the generous support of Holman Fenwick Willan, the VCM Foundation is able to have a residency with the school helping to support the wonderful singing led by Music Teacher Hannah-Claire Cameron.

Free entry; open to all

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Outreach Workshop with Apollo5 - Friends Event
Feb
11
3:30 PM15:30

Outreach Workshop with Apollo5 - Friends Event

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Workshop – 3:30-5:30pm

The choir from City of London Academy Shoreditch Park will have a workshop with Paul and Apollo5. Guests are welcome to join this session to observe or participate as Paul and the group teach the singers some songs including new arrangements by Greg Link and Blake Morgan.

City of London Academy Shoreditch Park opened in September 2017. Thanks to the generous support of Holman Fenwick Willan, the VCM Foundation is able to have a residency with the school helping to support the wonderful singing led by Music Teacher Hannah-Claire Cameron.

Open to all VCM Friends 

Invitation Only - Friends Event 

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VCM Method Session with Paul Smith - All welcome
Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

VCM Method Session with Paul Smith - All welcome

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Monday 11th February – Outreach Open Day

Teachers, singing leaders, musicians who work with groups of all ages and abilities are welcome to join Paul and learn to use the Method.

VOCES8 Method Session led by Paul Smith – 11:00am-1:00pm 

An opportunity to work with Paul learning the Method and how to lead it with groups of all ages and abilities.

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Musical Adventure with Apollo5 - Friends Event
Jan
31
11:00 AM11:00

Musical Adventure with Apollo5 - Friends Event

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Invitation only - VCM Friends Event

Workshop – 11:00am-12:00pm

Concert – 12:45pm

Witness one of our outreach programmes up close.

Apollo 5 will be joined by Young Leaders from a Senior School in Ealing, working with younger children from an Ealing Primary School.

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Coro 94 at Christmas
Dec
23
4:00 PM16:00

Coro 94 at Christmas

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23 December 2018, doors 15:30, concert 16:00
The Gresham Centre, City of London

Join us for our annual Christmas celebration! Drawing from our second professional recording “Allus”, launched on 1 December, we’ll be featuring extracts including music from Francis Poulenc, John Rutter, Trond Kverno and Ola Gjeilo, as well as repertoire new to Coro 94 from composers such as Kenneth Hesketh, Peter Warlock, Bob Chilcott, John Stainer and John Joubert. Coro 94 will be doing what it does best – performing exciting, heartfelt and moving renditions of sublime a cappella music suitable for the festive season, as well as music with the sensitive piano accompaniment of John Byron.

It’s always an extraordinary concert with an atmosphere that truly marks the start of Christmas proper.

Tickets: https://coro94.com/concerts/

Full Price @ £13

Concessions @ £10

Please note, this event is not a VCM Foundation event. Please use the links above for ticket purchases and other queries.

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London International Choir Concert
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

London International Choir Concert

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London International Choir is pleased to invite you to our concert

LIC turns 5

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London International Choir is 5 years old - a good reason to celebrate! Our showcase brings you the best of LIC: linguistic fun, crunchy chords, sky-high melodies, pumping bass-lines and cheesy key changes. From Classical to Bollywood, from Venezuela to the icy steppes of Russia, from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century, if it rocks, hums, raps, glides, elides or soars, we'll sing it. Join us on a magical journey through 10 seasons of the choir's life.


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Musical Direction: Julian Mohr

Duration: 1.5hrs with a 20-minute interval – cake and other refreshments available

Please note, this event is not a VCM Foundation event. Please use the links above for ticket purchases and other queries.

Your donations will support music education through the VCM Foundationwhich inspires
and engages people of all ages to explore, develop and learn through music.

Learn more at http://vcm.foundation

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London International Choir Concert
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

London International Choir Concert

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London International Choir is pleased to invite you to our concert

LIC turns 5

LIC5.jpg

London International Choir is 5 years old - a good reason to celebrate! Our showcase brings you the best of LIC: linguistic fun, crunchy chords, sky-high melodies, pumping bass-lines and cheesy key changes. From Classical to Bollywood, from Venezuela to the icy steppes of Russia, from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century, if it rocks, hums, raps, glides, elides or soars, we'll sing it. Join us on a magical journey through 10 seasons of the choir's life.


Get tickets here

Musical Direction: Julian Mohr

Duration: 1.5hrs with a 20-minute interval – cake and other refreshments available


Please note, this event is not a VCM Foundation event. Please use the links above for ticket purchases and other queries.

Your donations will support music education through the VCM Foundationwhich inspires
and engages people of all ages to explore, develop and learn through music.

Learn more at http://vcm.foundation

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Opus 48 Choir
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Opus 48 Choir

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SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER - 7.30pm
Gabriel Fauré  Requiem
Maurice Duruflé  Requiem

Angela Simkin - Mezzo Soprano
Morgan Pearse - Baritone
David Crown - Conductor

St. Anne & St. Agnes Church
The Gresham Centre, London. EC2V 7BX

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Join Opus 48 and their music director David Crown for two extraordinary works - the Requiems of Fauré and Duruflé. We will be joined by world class instrumentalists, as well as vocal soloists Angela Simkin (mezzo-soprano) and Morgan Pearse (baritone), both currently singing at Covent Garden, English National Opera and beyond. Within the beautiful setting of the Gresham Centre in London, you will be transported by the beauty and fervour of these incredible pieces, and the passion and energy of this exciting new choir.

Opus 48 – named in honour of Fauré’s Requiem – is a new medium-sized choral society for Oxfordshire. We deliver moving and beautifully sung concerts in a wide variety of venues, both across Oxfordshire and further afield.

See more at https://www.opus48choir.co.uk/

Please note, this event is not a VCM Foundation event. Please use the links above for ticket purchases and other queries.

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BACHFEST - 18-30 Bach Club “Making Waves“
Nov
2
7:45 PM19:45

BACHFEST - 18-30 Bach Club “Making Waves“

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Gresham Centre (St Anne & St Agnes Church), Gresham Street, London EC2 (5 mins St Paul’s tube)

18-30 Bach Club “Making Waves“

In the spirit of Bach’s own Friday night concerts with his students’ musical society at Zimmermann’s Coffee House in 1730s Leipzig, the LBS Bach Club creates a platform for emerging young artists today and a programme that young audiences can enjoy in a relaxed and contemporary style. The Artists this year are from the Yeomen Programme of the Musicians Company.

Laura Snowden Classical Guitar playing  Bach’s Suite No 3 for cello BWV 1009 arr. Julian Bream and her own composition “Anpao”

Magnard Ensemble Wind Quintet (Susie Clements, Mana Shibata, Joseph Shiner, Catriona McDermid & Jonathan Farey) playing two Preludes & Fugues by Bach arr. Shiner and one of Shostakovich’s Preludes & Fugues arr. Shiner.

Tickets FREE for 18-30s or £10 (all others) in advance  from 01883 717372, or at the door from 7.15pm. Ramp Access for Wheelchairs.

The Club ends c.9.15pm

The concert is supported by the Musicians Company.

Please note, this event is not a VCM Foundation event. Please use the links above for ticket purchases and other queries.

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Luna Rossa
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Luna Rossa


LUNA ROSSA
 bring their shimmering, magical music to the Gresham Centre this Autumn as part of a major UK Tour. 

The Award-Winning group - who create '21st Century Acoustica' - will be celebrating the release of their hotly anticipated 3rd album.

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(Official Release:  October 2018)

This exclusive show will feature the live performance of every song from this breathtaking new album, in its entirety;  plus a wonderful selection of the most popular music from the group's first 2 critically acclaimed albums. 

This will be the only Luna Rossa show in London for 2018, so you can expect a truly unique and memorable evening. 

Please note, this event is not a VCM Foundation event. Please use the links above for ticket purchases and other queries.

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VCM FRIENDS RECEPTION AT GRESHAM CENTRE
Oct
16
11:00 AM11:00

VCM FRIENDS RECEPTION AT GRESHAM CENTRE

APOLLO5 & TOWER HAMLETS SCHOOL’S

CELEBRATION CONCERT

Invitation Only

A special invitation for VCM Friends to be a part of our Apollo5 workshop and celebration concert with 3 classes from Tower Hamlets Schools.

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