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.


Artistic Director

Rachel is a conductor, music educator and co-founder of the London Youth Choirs. Having studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London, Rachel continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with numerous awards and an LRAM postgraduate diploma in choral conducting teaching.

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She held the post of vocal director for In Harmony Opera North (Classic FM’s Music Education Project of the Year 2014) and spent several years establishing the Opera North Children’s Chorus. Rachel has also worked as a conductor with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain for over a decade. Something of a choral entrepreneur, Rachel has founded a number of choirs in and around London, including LYC in 2012 with Suzi Digby OBE. In 2014 Rachel was made Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, in recognition of her contribution to choral music and work with young people. Rachel is passionate about using choral music to inspire young people from all backgrounds and dedicates her career to this mission.


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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