At the heart of VaCO courses is the drive to present outstanding live concerts and recitals in a variety of locations and settings.

VaCO is committed to bringing live music to the widest possible audience. We deliver high quality concerts across a diverse landscape and are particularly keen to perform in areas where such events might be rare or infrequent. We like to combine these concerts with workshops and events in local schools, where possible, to engage and encourage the next generation in live music-making.

The best thing about VaCO is that everyone is just so friendly, I've made so many friends in the years I've been going and see them regularly around the country. It's always great to catch up, say hello again and find out when they'll be at the next VaCO course. I always find the aim is not just to play to a high standard but also to enjoy the music and have fun playing it. Because of this I regularly recommend VaCO to all young musicians I meet as one of the best value courses around. Despite being very affordable it has also provided some of the finest musical experiences of my life and pushes me to achieve higher than I could have thought possible.

Peter Banks, Head of Chemistry

The Purcell School

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