The Urban Vocal Group
The UVG was founded in 2008 by musician and teacher Charlie Fletcher whose aim was to create a community of young singers; offering a rare opportunity to bring young people from different areas and backgrounds together.
The group meets weekly in a safe, friendly environment for 2 hours of singing, socialising and learning. Singers have the opportunity to rehearse and perform contemporary arrangements and receive one to one tuition on vocal health and technique. We also provide song-writing and recording and members can gain accreditation for their involvement via the Arts Award scheme.
We meet regularly every Monday at Bedhampton Social Hall and sessions run from 5:45 to 7:15pm with one to one and small group tuition from 5:15pm. A new group based in Portsmouth will be starting on the 10th September at Portsmouth Guildhall and there will also be one starting in Chichester in October.
The UVG is FREE to join with no experience necessary, just an enthusiasm for singing and a desire to have fun. So if you’re aged between 11 and 18 and would like to join us please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The UVG is a place where I don’t worry about my self-confidence, I can do anything there and I’m not scared”
“I have only been at UVG a few months now but already my confidence has shot through the roof!”
“UVG are a credit to all the team that support these young singers”
“HIWCF were happy to take a chance and fund the UVG in its early development and we are delighted that this investment in young people has been so successful. I was blown away by the amazing talent of these young people. Every single one of them gave their very best and were brilliant” Toni Shaw Chief Executive of Hampshire and Isle Of Wight Community Foundation
“The Urban Vocal Group is a really special music charity based in Havant which works with young people aged 11-18. It offers free singing and performance opportunities regardless of ability of experience, attracting a diverse group from across the educational and social spectrum. I do believe that participating in the Arts provides a tool for developing vocational skills and aspiration in young people. Many of these young people face considerable disadvantages, but with the encouragement of this Group, some of them have gone on to study music at college or embark on music careers. The Urban Vocal Group appears to be growing in strength, and I am looking forward to my visit early next year to observe them in action for myself and meeting those involved” DAVID WILLETTS MP – Minister of State for Universities and Science
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