Developing high quality music education in the community...
Welcome to the Yorke Trust!
Music can make an enormous contribution to a happy life. It is something which should be available to all young people, above all to those who have musical talent which might otherwise remain unfulfilled.
Our aim at the Yorke Trust is provide opportunities for students and children from all walks of life to study and to perform in the un-pressurised atmosphere of the North Norfolk countryside, away from the competitive environment of university and school. We have been doing this to the highest possible standards since the foundation of the Trust in 1984, and we have been doing it virtually free of charge.
Our work began with the Yorke Mini-Bass Project, an innovative scheme to enable children to play the double bass, for which we received generous funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Acquisition of premises in Norfolk enabled us to broaden our horizons and focus on singing as well as providing facilities for instrumental courses and workshops for children.
Trustees invite you to join them in planning for the future and help continue this valuable work in the years ahead. You can do this in a number of ways: by coming to events; by making a donation or by remembering us when making your will.
Thank you for your support!
- Rodney Slatford, OBE
Following the success of Handel’s Susannah and Menotti’s Amahl & the Night Visitors, the Yorke Trust’s summer opera project, conducted by Adam Johnson and directed by Jennifer Hamilton, is a production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice sung in Italian. The orchestra and soloists are being drawn from the most promising emerging students and young professionals in collaboration with community choristers.
Friday 20 July 19:30
Saturday 21 July 19:30
at St Mary's Church, South Creake, NR21 9LX
Doors open at 6.30pm.
Tickets are available on the door, with free admittance for under 16s
Book tickets online HERE!