LYC Junior Girls is our early stages choir for girls from across London in school years 3 – 6, based in Central London. The choir gives girls a solid foundation in voice production and musicianship within a creative, supportive and fun environment.

LYC Junior Girls is for girls in school years 3-6 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 Junior 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! We also think it’s important to hear you as part of a group, rather than on your own, so your audition will take the form of a workshop with others.

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

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

Rehearsals are from 4.45-5.55pm 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 Junior 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. 

Standard membership fees for the 2024/25 year are £430 with the option to pay more if you want. Membership fees go towards covering the cost of running the choirs. As a charity, LYC subsidises membership fees by around 60% of the true cost of membership through grants and fundraising.

LYC also has a comprehensive financial assistance scheme which offers full or partial help with membership costs, grants for travel to and from rehearsals and concerts, free concert tickets for families, and help with the cost of concert uniform. In 2023-24, we gave financial support to 30% of our membership.

There is so much to get out of being a member of LYC Junior 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.

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If you’ve got any questions about LYC Junior Girls, we’ve almost certainly got the answers! Drop us an email (Mon-Fri, 9.00am-5.00pm) and we’ll be happy to help.

GABRIELLE CHUDI

Conductor (LYC Junior Girls, LYC South East)

Gabrielle is a singer/songwriter and vocal leader. Since completing music leadership training with Ark Schools, Gabrielle has worked with young singers in various contexts including, Ark Schools (Mentor and Artist), Newham Music (Vocal Leader), Spitalfields Music (Vocal Workshop Leader), Pegasus Opera (School Workshop Assistant), and Living Song (Young Artist). Gabrielle also joined the team at National Youth Choirs as a trainee to arrange and conduct a piece for the Training Choir. After working as an Assistant Leader for LYC Junior Girls, Gabrielle is delighted to be the choir’s Conductor.

OUR PARTNER – CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL

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

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

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