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Our eighth choir is up and singing!

STARTING A NEW LYC CHOIR IN THE MIDDLE OF LOCKDOWN DIDN'T SOUND LIKE THE BEST OF IDEAS - BUT LYC WEST BEAT ALL EXPECTATIONS.Plans for a second regional LYC choir had been in place long before we'd ever heard of coronavirus. As lockdown followed lockdown, and we got...

Vance talks to LYC Trustee Kate

LYC MEMBER VANCE WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT LYC'S TRUSTEES - SO HE ASKED THEM! "Hi all, it’s Vance from London Youth Choir here.  I trust that you enjoyed our Spring Concert. I have been a member of LYC for over five years now yet there are still so many things to...

LYC Half Term Art Workshop

Among many half term online activities for LYC members was an art workshop with our very own Alice Beverley. 30 members of our Junior and Cambiata choirs enjoyed exploring the theme of boats and sea vessels ahead of our ‘Voyage’ concert. Over to Alice to tell us more...

LYC at Holy Week Festival

Performances by London Youth Choirs are to be shown as part of the 2021 Holy Week Festival. The annual festival is curated by professional vocal ensemble and LYC Education Partners Tenebrae, and hosted at the church of St John's, Smith Square in Westminster. Each...

New conductor for LYC Girls’ Choir

London Youth Choirs are delighted to announce the appointment of Mariana Rosas as LYC Girls' Choir conductor.  More than 30 applications for the post were received. LYC Artistic Director Rachel Staunton said: "It is a cliché to say 'it was such a strong field and it...

Half Term Round-Up: February 2021

The first five weeks of 2021 have been anything but dull at LYC, as Rachel Staunton and Bethan Thomas explain...#KeepSinging Monday evenings this half term have been special. Alongside our regular online rehearsals and musicianship classes, we have had the pleasure of...

New Choir! Announcing LYC West

LYC are delighted to announce the launch of our second regional choir, LYC West. Launched in January 2021, LYC West is a new choir for young people in school years 3-6 based in Ealing and the surrounding area. The choir is run by London Youth Choirs and conducted by...

Winner! Once in Royal David’s City

'Once in Royal David's City' - what do you see, what do you hear?  In December 2020, helped by Gareth Malone and Louise Marshall, LYC set out to find a young Londoner to re-define the tradition for our Festive Concert. At the end of November we lanched a star search...

We did it thanks to you!

London Youth Choirs' 'No Barriers' appeal has beaten its £85,000 target - thanks to you!London Youth Choirs’ ‘No Barriers’ fundraising appeal has beaten its £85,000 target, raising a grand total of £92,289 including Gift Aid contributions. The appeal was the most...

How long is your laundry cycle?

The LYC team have been going to quite some lengths to keep the #LYCFamily together during lockdown - including a 250km 'Laundry Cycle' to deliver more than 60 choir T-Shirts!   LYC choir members are ordinarily given their choir T-Shirts at Monday night choir practice...

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London finally has the premier league youth choir it has always deserved. Fabulous singing, world-cup-winning attitude. They’re a joy to work with, a delight to listen to.

DR JOHN RUTTER CBE
Composer & Patron
I had a great day at LYC, it’s impossible not to be impressed with the scale, enthusiasm and quality of what you and LYC do!

BRADLEY GILL
Learning & Development at Tenebrae
LYC makes Monday my favourite day of the week!

HECTOR
LYC Member
LYC has great pastoral care and exceptional tuition with fantastic opportunities to sing in high quality performances. We love that our child is inspired by the older choirs and feels so loved and valued by all the staff. LYC is great!

CATH
Parent of Cambiata Girls’
A huge thank you to you, your staff and of course the wonderful singers. They were really focused and absolutely terrific. It’s really inspiring to see your ethos and approach in action – it should set an example to all youth music ensembles.

SAMUEL PEGG
Composer
UNLOCKING YOUNG PEOPLE’S POTENTIAL THROUGH THE POWER OF CHORAL SINGING

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