Multitude of Voyces specialises in supporting underrepresented and marginalised communities through the creative use of music and words. Our educational resources are used widely in schools, universties, community choirs, churches and cathedrals around the world.
Multitude of Voyces’ resources and projects are prepared and delivered by a highly-qualified 'core team' of professionals experienced in the Education, Performance and Publishing sectors. The organisation has within its core team, draws on the knowledge of, and supports, those with lived experienced and professional knowledge of the areas we seek to address.
The Founding Director, Louise Stewart, and the co-editor and typesetter Anna Williams, are supported by the Board of Trustees; Mr Peter Jeffreys, Mrs Jane Ebel and Revd Canon Jeremy Davies.
Contractors undertake voluntary or paid work, or a combination of both, to provide comprehensive support on specialist areas: these advisors include Andrew Stewart, IT Advisor, Technician; Repertoire Advisor; Sarah MacDonald, Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge and Director of the Girls' Choir at Ely Cathedral, Repertoire Advisor and Academic Advisor (Tertiary Education); Anita Datta, Inclusion Advisor; Yshani Perinpanayagam, Inclusion Advisor; Olivia Sparkhall, Academic Advisor (Secondary Education); Oliver Parker, Repertoire Advisor (voice); Henry Websdale, Organ Advisor.
In addition to the core team of regular Contractors, complementary expertise is drawn in, as relevant to support the content of each of our projects, from associated areas including Musicology and Music History, Creative Writing, Music Therapy, Social-History, Theology, Interfaith study, Special Educational Needs and Sensory Impairment.
The resources we create as a result of our combined research are purpose-led, innovative, creative, intersectional, interdisciplinary and unique. We target areas where comparable educational materials or support does not exist or is restricted to those with particularly privileged educational opportunities, and where the deliberate omission or neglect of certain groups in society has led to or perpetuated gender, racial or other bias, to the detriment of society as a whole. We often work collaboratively with individuals and in partnership with other charitable organisations to create and provide useful, effective and accessible resources and events which are fully justified both academically and in practice.
Each project focusses on one or more areas of evidenced historical or current underrepresentation or marginalisation within the field of classical music and associated Arts, with a particular focus on sacred music and themes which support those who belong to the groups defined by the Nine Protected Characteristics determined as Age, Sex (Gender), Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race – this includes colour, nationality and ethnical or national origins- Religion or belief, Sexual orientation (Equality Act 2010).
Multitude of Voyces advocates for progress in better-representing our identified communities and provides a safe platform for Contributors to present their creative work and academic knowledge.
The sale of the educational resources published by Multitude of Voyces help to meet some of the charity's costs. Other costs have to be met through public donation, grants, or through the Contractors' donated labour.
We are currently preparing Volume 4 of our Anthology series Sacred Music by Women Composers, Lent to Pentecost Mixed Voices Anthems, due for publication later in 2023.
Our Hymn Project is in its early stages and to date four new hymns have been released on video. Keep an eye on our Twitter page @mulofvoyCIO for information about how to order the sheet-music and word sheets.
The Director, Louise Stewart, has organisational and financial responsiblity for running the organisation. For all media enquiries or copyright queries please contact email@example.com directly. 01722 332621.
Our lawyers are Wilson's Solicitors, Salisbury: our accountants are Fawcetts of Salisbury.
Registered Charity Number 1201139
Charities Aid Foundation registration: 91000768708
VAT number: 387523366
Registered address of Multitude of Voyces 7 New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP12PH