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The Urban Vocal Group (UVG) are a charity who use music making to help improve the lives of disadvantaged young people. Specialising in group vocals, composition, performing and recording we run free workshops, weekly sessions and training opportunities for young people aged 11 – 18 in South Hampshire, regardless of experience or ability.
The UVG work in some of the most deprived areas in Hampshire and our young people come from a range of social and economic backgrounds. We are also very successful in attracting participants from outside of these areas and this encourages integration and social cohesion. Some of our participants also have additional physical, emotional, social or learning support needs and we are proud to provide an activity that is accessible to all.
As well as developing excellent music making skills we also provide a platform where young people have the opportunity to gain transferable skills; enabling them to participate in society as independent and responsible adults. There are few youth music projects in the country where you will find such a diverse group of young people working together to achieve something which is truly greater than the sum of its parts. It is this integration and culture of acceptance which makes what we do unique. The UVG stands as a benchmark model for participation in youth arts, providing a safe, friendly, non judgemental environment which builds bridges, increases life chances, reduces exclusion and brings people together.
Check us out on Soundcloud or You Tube and if you would like to join please contact email@example.com or check out our Groups tab to find one near you and come to a rehearsal.
This is not just a choir… this is THE future of vocal groups for young people!
The UVG are a registered charity and all of our activities are free to young people aged 11 – 18. Your donation would make a huge difference and help us change the lives of many more through particpation in music.
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