The Urban Vocal Group

Winners of the ‘Cultural Partnership Award’ at The 2017 Shaping Portsmouth Conference

Inspiring young people to achieve through participation in music

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The Urban Vocal Group (UVG) are a free to access charity who use music making to enhance the life chances of young people living in marginalised or disadvantaged areas. We specialise in group vocals, composition, performing, instrument tuition and recording. We deliver free workshops, weekly sessions and training opportunities for young people aged 11 – 18 in South Hampshire regardless of experience, ability or personal circumstance.
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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 very proud of our accessibility.

As well as developing excellent music making skills we also provide a platform where young people have the opportunity to gain transferable and valuable life skills. 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 judgmental environment which builds bridges, enhances life chances, reduces exclusion and brings people together.

“UVG has helped me grow as a person, singer, musician and a performer. I have gained so much confidence, experience, opportunities and a family…” More Here

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Check us out on Soundcloud or You Tube and if you would like to join please contact or check out our Groups tab to find one near you and come to a rehearsal.

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 participation in music.

“This is not just a choir… this is THE future of vocal groups for young people!”