Gala Dinner
6:00 pm18:00

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner: Sing to the City

Merchant Taylors’ Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street,
London, EC2R 8JB

Would you like to join us for our Gala Dinner on Monday 8th May at the Merchant Taylors' Hall?

The theme of the gala is “Sing to the City” to mark the launch of a series of Festival Weeks at the Gresham Centre during the 2017-2018 season. These will feature performances by VOCES8 and Apollo5, outreach projects with hundreds of pupils from London, new commissions, and partnerships with musicians from the UK and abroad.

Join us and help reach our target of £45,000 to develop this valuable work in London.

There will be a silent auction at the event which will offer some unique prizes, and you can also enjoy Evensong at 6pm in the Gresham Centre before the dinner.

You can download a copy of the invitation here or if you prefer a Word Format Booking Form here.

Gresham Centre Closed for Exciting Refurbishment
Mar 23

Gresham Centre Closed for Exciting Refurbishment

We are closed from 23rd January to 23rd March 2017 for our fabulous new lighting installation and for some TLC to our bell tower, stone and brick work.  We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful space as soon after as you can come!  If you would like to arrange a visit or want to know more about our refurb just get in touch with Jan our Centre Director.

Look forward to seeing you all again soon!!!

Christmas with Apollo5
7:00 pm19:00
VOCES8 - Messiah
7:00 pm19:00

VOCES8 - Messiah

VOCES8 performs Handel's masterpiece 'Messiah' in the glorious acoustic of the Gresham Centre in London. Teaming up with the Senesino Players and under the direction of Artistic Director Barnaby Smith, this is a rare opportunity to hear VOCES8 in this repertory and as soloists. Don't miss this very special event in the ensemble's calendar which also provides a moment to raise a glass together in celebration.

6pm VOCES8 Friends and Sponsors Reception
6.30pm Doors open to General Admission ticket holders
7pm CONCERT STARTS (seating is unreserved)
c. 9.30pm Drinks reception for all ticket holders (wine included with the ticket price)

This event has been organised by The Box Office of VOCES8 (supported by VCM Foundation)

For tickets Click here

Ensemble 100 - A Celebration of Music Education
6:30 pm18:30

Ensemble 100 - A Celebration of Music Education

Friday 4th November 2016  |  7.00 – 9.00pm  |  doors open 6.30pm
The Gresham Centre, London EC2V

John Padley (MMA President)  |  Richard Morris (MMA Patron)  |  Andrew Morris
Alexander Bone (Saxophone)  |  Apollo5  |  James Way (Tenor) & Natalie Burch (Piano)

Woodcroft Primary School Choir

hosted by Keith Ayling (Ensemble Magazine Editor)

This Autumn we will be launching the 100th issue of Ensemble Magazine. To coincide with this the MMA will be hosting a celebration of music education in central London, to include the launch of the issue, to acknowledge over a hundred years of association work and to bring together current figures working across the field.

An Evening with the VCM Foundation
6:30 pm18:30

An Evening with the VCM Foundation

Invitation Only

A special event for our donors featuring performances by VOCES8, Apollo5 and pupils from our 2016-2017 school projects Wednesday 19th October 2016

Doors will open at 6:30pm

The performance will begin at 7:00pm

Gresham Centre Church of St Anne and St Agnes Gresham Street London EC2V 7BX

If you would like to be invited to special events like this and help us with the work we do, please consider becoming a VCM100 club member or a Friend.  Please contact [email protected] for more information


12:00 pm12:00

Syrian Souk in the City - lunchtime, Friday 14th October

TICKETS NOW ON SALE – get them before they go..

The Syrian Supper Club are excited to announce a pop up lunch bringing the best of Syrian food to our very own 'souk' in the City.

Brought to you by the Syrian Supper Club, who run amazing monthly pop up suppers in East London, we will be raising money and awareness for those affected by the crisis in Syria.

Imagine... fantastic flatbreads, marvellous mezze, delicious dips and aromatic spices... cooked for your enjoyment by Syrian chefs... and served within the square mile.

All funds raised will go to the Hands Up Foundation, supporting their food programme in Syria, carefully selected to have the maximum impact for those in need.

Your ticket price of £30 includes a delicious two course Syrian lunch and a cocktail (or 'mocktail').   There will be two sittings, 12 - 1pm and 1pm - 2pmso it will be a quick turnaround... fast, loud and a feast for the senses.

Please consider buying food not just for yourself, but also for a Syrian family. For the cost of two extra tickets (£60) you can feed a Syrian family of 6 for a month.

Tickets available on our event website here

All welcome, please share widely.  Thank you  xxxx

Apollo5:  Singing for Pupils with SEND
10:00 am10:00
Glyndebourne Academy Taster Workshop
1:30 pm13:30

Glyndebourne Academy Taster Workshop

Glyndebourne Academy (ages 16-26)

If you are aged 16-26, love singing, and would like to find out if you have what it takes to sing solo in opera or music theatre, this workshop is for you. Led by renowned singing teacher and Glyndebourne Vocal Talent Consultant Mary King, this workshop will give you the chance to explore vocal technique, develop your ability to communicate through singing, and give you an insight into what it takes to be a professional.

The Glyndebourne Academy facilitates the discovery and development of gifted and talented singers aged 16-26 who haven’t necessarily followed the traditional training routes and face barriers to pursuing this career, whether economic, social or geographic.

How to book

To book your space please call Glyndebourne Box Office on 01273 813813

The Sixteen Choral Workshop
12:00 pm12:00

The Sixteen Choral Workshop

17 September 2016

12 - 4pm

Gresham Centre

£30 (concessions apply)

For more information Click Here


Led by associate conductor and bass Eamonn Dougan and practical scholar and singer Sally Dunkley, local singing enthusiasts are treated to a session of vocal coaching including advice on breathing technique, invigorating warm-ups, voice production and insights into the historical context of the music.

The workshop will explore two pieces from the Choral Pilgrimage concert programme:

Arvo Pärt The Deer’s Cry
Byrd O lux beata Trinitas

Workshop tickets are £30, which includes sheet music and refreshments. Please note to receive a £5 discount on own promotion concert tickets you must book the workshop place first. A discount code for purchasing the tour album on CD or download will be emailed to you after your booking has been confirmed.

Great Fire of London Event
8:30 pm20:30

Great Fire of London Event


A sculpture moving throughout the City, transforming a simple idea into a remarkable live event.

Most of us have experienced the delight of toppling over dominoes one-by-one. UK-based Station House Opera takes this playful notion and re-enacts it on a grand scale.

Thousands of breezeblocks will be lined up throughout the Square Mile. Starting off at a single location, the domino line will then split into three, each line threading its way through the historical and everyday parts of the City, linking areas in a symbolic as well as physical chain of cause and effect, tracing paths through the City as did the Great Fire of London.

Along streets, across city squares and even inside buildings, follow the journey as one block tips over the next, with each route leading to a spectacular, fiery finale.

See here for more information

Bank Speakers
7:30 am07:30

Bank Speakers

  • Gresham Centre

Communicate confidently, influence effectively, lead energetically. We can learn all these fundamental skills together. And it's fun!