Meet the 23-24 LYC Chamber Choir
Arwen studies Classical Harp as a scholar at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She enjoys performing a wide spectrum of music, particularly within the Social Arts sphere, as well as arranging and composing for her folk band. LYC has been integral in enabling Arwen
to pursue her love of both choral and close harmony singing.
Ellisse is currently studying Philosophy, History and Sociology. She is a massive fan of jazz and rnb music and in her spare time she does acting, dance and songwriting.
Emily is currently in her final year studying dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In her spare time she likes adventuring outdoors such as scuba diving, roller blading, juggling and skiing and teaching her little cousins ballet.
Jenny is a singer from Cumbria currently doing vocal studies at Trinity Laban. As well as the London Youth Chamber Choir, She’s also a member of The National Youth Choir and has been since 2014! In her spare time she loves to bake and FaceTime her family and cats who feel very far away up in the North West! She’s very excited to see where her time in LYC will take her.
Rachael is currently in her second year of studying an undergrad BMus (voice) at the Royal Academy of Music, taught by Alex Ashworth and Michael Chance. Rachael does a lot of choral singing, and is looking to explore choral conducting in the near future! She loves reading dystopian or mythological/ancient civilisation books, photography, and enjoys listening to a range of music but a favourite genre is film music or “epic” music.
Talitha is currently in sixth form. Outside LYC Talitha plays the trumpet at the Junior Royal Academy of Music and with Merton Music Foundation. When Talitha is not doing anything musical they are probably doing some art, watching tv or reading.
Taylor is primarily a Jazz Vocalist, but also plays alto and tenor saxophone. She’s currently a member of Junior Guildhall studying jazz Vocals and a member of the Thames Youth Jazz Orchestra as a vocalist and saxophonist, as well as the Tomorrows Warriors female collective. Taylor is hoping to study jazz vocals at degree level next September.
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(Charlie) YuXiang enjoys singing and is learning to sing opera, playing the tuba and Erhu as a hobby. He is especially fond of different genres of music and would love to share his love for music with others.
Danny is cellist and singer from Tower Hamlets, who studied with Dr Oliver Gledhill at the Junior Guildhall, where he has since joined the Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble. Alongside this, Danny has attended Pro Corda chamber music courses for many years. While Danny loves the excitement of orchestral performances, he is particularly drawn to Chamber Music, for its intimacy and emotional power, and hopes to perform this professionally in the future.
Naveen is currently studying BMus (Hons) Music Performance in Vocal Studies at Trinity Laban. He sings a variety of repertoire including classical, musical theatre, and modern. Naveen has performed with many choirs including Only Boys Aloud and Ariosa Singers. He was also part of The Coronation Choir for the King’s Coronation. Naveen enjoys playing piano and violin and has done Grade 8 Singing, Grade 8 Musical Theatre Performance and Grade 7 Piano.
Anton is in Year 12 and is currently studying German, History, Politics and Maths at Harris Westminster Sixth Form. As well as singing, Anton plays the trombone and loves reading about history.
Age 17, Felix has been a member of LYC since 2015. Based in north west London, Felix is in the National Youth Choir (15-18) and also plays the piano. Felix is currently in sixth form and studies maths, physics and geography.
Victor is currently his last year of college, studying music, history and maths. He sings bass in the choir and also plays electric guitar in a band with his friends.