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. 




Rodney Slatford OBE - Chairman and Elizabeth Wilson - Vice Chairman

Rodney Slatford and Elisabeth Wilson, co-founders of The Yorke Trust, celebrate the Chairman's award of the OBE for services to music in May 2007



Thank you for your support.


Rodney Slatford, OBE - Chairman

Elisabeth Wilson - Vice-Chairman