LYC Cambiata Girls is for girls from across London in school years 7 – 11, based in Central London. The choir provides support and inspiration to nurture girls at this uniquely personal and creative stage of their vocal development.

LYC Cambiata Girls is for girls in school years 7-11 who live anywhere in London.

You don’t need to have any previous experience of singing, or of singing in choirs or groups. And if you do sing already, it doesn’t matter what style you sing in, or what music you like to sing: there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ singer for a choir, and we sing all sorts of music!

To join LYC Cambiata Girls you first need to audition. That might sound scary, but we make a big effort to ensure that the experience is friendly and supportive. We won’t make bad comments or try to catch you out, we want to see and hear you at your best! You’ll need to sing a song to us – in any genre or style, unaccompanied or with an accompaniment or backing track – and we’ll also chat to you about your song and what your musical aspirations are.

To find out all about auditioning, visit the Join LYC page.

As a member of LYC Cambiata Girls you will meet every Monday during term-time for rehearsal.

Rehearsals are from 6.15-7.25pm and are held in central London near St Paul’s. At rehearsals you’ll learn and practice songs and skills, developing abilities and confidence as you go. We frequently invite guest leaders to introduce special music and activities.

You will also get to take part in social activities and make new friends, and new best friends (trust us!)

Other LYC Cambiata Girls membership benefits include your LYC t-shirt, all your music for the term, and access to our secure online members zone, MyLYC.

Finance should not be a barrier to participation in LYC. 

We offer financial assistance to help with membership fees. You can find out more and apply via our secure online members zone, MyLYC, which we’ll give you access to when you join.

The annual membership fee for all LYC choirs is £300. This can be paid as a single sum or by monthly direct debit (eight payments of £37.50). All the information about how to pay is in our secure online members zone, MyLYC.

There is so much to get out of being a member of LYC Cambiata Girls: vocal and musical skills and training, experience of concerts, recordings and music videos, social activities and amazing friendships – but don’t take it from us! Watch this video to hear from LYC members.



If you’ve got any questions about LYC Cambiata Girls, we’ve almost certainly got the answers! Drop us an email and we’ll be happy to help.


Conductor (LYC Cambiata Girls), Musicianship Tutor (London Youth Choir)

Robert Brooks is a conductor, baritone, and composer based in London. His first music
lessons were at the Junior Guildhall, before he became a chorister in the choir of New
College, Oxford. His music studies took him to The University of Manchester, where he
specialised in singing and composition. He also conducted the University’s chamber choir Ad
Solem, and was a member of the Genesis Sixteen choral program.

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After graduating, Robert directed several ensembles and appeared frequently as a soloist and recitalist. He was selected for the National Youth Choir’s Fellowship Scheme, and works
regularly for NYCGB as a conductor and arranger.


Artistic Director

Rachel Staunton co-founded LYC in 2012 with Suzi Digby. Having gained a first-class honours degree in music at Royal Holloway, University of London, Rachel continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with numerous awards and an LRAM in Choral Conducting.

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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.

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. She is passionate about using choral music to inspire young people from all backgrounds and dedicates her career to this mission.


LYC Cambiata Girls is made possible through the generous in-kind support of City of London School.


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