The Girls’ Choir is our early stages choir for girls in school years 3 – 6. Here, the foundations of choral singing, music reading and performance are put in place in an environment that is creative, supportive and fun.

This choir is conducted by Rachel Staunton and rehearses on Monday evenings during term time, from 4.45 – 6 pm, near St Paul’s. All choir members participate in a range of concert performances throughout the term.


LYC Girls' Choir Conductor

Mariana is an Argentinian conductor based in the UK. She is currently Music Director of the Colla Voce Chamber Choir and Birmingham City Council Choir, Deputy Conductor of Crouch End Festival Chorus, and Choral DIrector at the City of London School for Girls. She also works regularly with Birmingham Opera Company, West Midlands Inclusive Choir, and the Royal Opera House in London. 

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Mariana was educated in Italy and Argentina, and in 2018 transferred to the UK to study at the University of Birmingham with Simon Halsey. Prior to her move, she was Assistant Professor of Choral Practice at the National University of Arts in Buenos Aires and worked as a guest conductor in Denmark, Canada, Italy, and Switzerland.

She now works on a diverse range of projects across many musical disciplines and is regularly engaged as a guest conductor – with musicians of all ages and abilities – on projects across the UK.


Membership of the Girls’ Choir gives young female singers the opportunity to develop their musicianship and vocal skills, to learn to sing in different languages and to perform in exciting venues, all whilst making new friends from across London.

The choir perform several concerts throughout the year with recent highlights including performing at Milton Court with jazz group the London Vocal Project, singing at the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley, performing with cellist and former Young Musician of the Year, Guy Johnston, and featuring on national television with Gareth Malone (Who Do You Think You Are, BBC1) and Jamie Oliver (Food Revolution).

For more information visit JOIN A CHOIR


Members of the Choir pay a subsidised annual fee of £255 which includes a concert folder and your first LYC t-shirt.

A comprehensive financial assistance scheme is available to provide assistance with the cost of  fees, travel costs and concert uniform.

For more information visit HELP WITH COSTS


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