2022-23 celebrating the 150th anniversary of the composer
‘As an artist he deserves a position in our culture of the rank we accord to Shakespeare, Turner, Wren or Dickens.’The Telegraph
RVW50, the celebrations for Ralph Vaughan Williams’s 150th birthday have launched with the start of a symphonic cycle Toward the Unknown Region presented by the BBC Philharmonic and the Halle over 11 weeks in Manchester.
In the last five years the VWCT has given grants totalling over £450,0000 to performances and festivals, films and recordings, new publications and research and acquisitions around the world.
Joyce Kennedy 1933-2021
We are sad to report the death of our Trustee, Joyce Kennedy on July 2021. Joyce was an an anaesthetist and GP as well as working with her husband, Michael Kennedy, as a researcher and assistant and jointly editing with him The Oxford Dictionary of Music (1980), an authoritative reference work. She has made a huge contribution to the VWCT and her sharp insight will be greatly missed
Arthur Searle 1939-2019
It is with great regret that we record the death on 23rd September 2019 of Arthur Searle. For many years Arthur was Curator of Music Manuscripts at the British Library, and he had been Honorary Librarian of the Royal Philharmonic Society since 1983. He was a good friend of Ursula Vaughan Williams and a founding Trustee of The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust in 2008.