The London Youth Choir is an exciting new initiative to provide London’s young singers with a world class choral education and to create a flagship ensemble to represent the city of London on a world stage.
We are a brand new youth organisation, and aim to build one of the best youth choirs in the world, alongside a body of training choirs to develop choral singing and provide young singers in London with high level choral training and performance opportunities. The London Youth Choirs encompass young people from 8-21 years through 5 different choirs; London Youth Choir, London Youth Girls’ Choir, London Youth Boys’ Choir, London Youth Training Choir, and London Youth Chamber Choir. Our five choirs rehearse weekly on Monday evenings during term time at several venues in Pimlico, central London.
Founded by Suzi Digby OBE and Rachel Staunton, we launched in September 2012 with hundreds of auditions around London and began rehearsing in October with a diverse group of around 150 singers, representing 30 of London’s boroughs. Our vision is to inspire young people from all backgrounds to achieve the highest possible standard in choral singing, musicianship and vocal production.
Since our formation we have gone on to perform for everything from Choral Evensong at St Martin in the fields to The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary concert at London’s O2! We hold regular auditions and are particularly keen to hear from choir leaders and music teachers across London to add to our network.
Choral Evensong at St Martin in the Fields Our choral scholars will be joining the scholars of St Martins for an evensong service at 5.15pm. Entry is free.
Reverie Launch Concert, St Mary’s Church Hill on Friday 31st May The Choral Scholars of the London Youth Choir have been lucky enough to be invited to perform in the launch concert of our new partner choir, Reverie, conducted by Robbie Jacobs.
‘Workshop Workout’ with Greg Beardsell. Monday 3rd June 2013, 2pm-8.30pm in Pimlico. An opportunity to work with one of the UK’s most inspirational youth choir directors, and to put some of your singing games and activities into practice with members from the London Youth Choirs. Places are free, but limited and must be booked in advance. See our website news for more information www.londonyouthchoir.com/news/
‘Sounds of summer’ on Monday 24th June 2013 at 8pm, in City Temple Church, Holborn. A concert featuring all 5 of the London Youth Choir ensembles, and a visiting youth choir. A showcase of the young people’s achievements over the last year with a focus on the music of Benjamin Britten. For tickets visit our website www.londonyouthchoir.com/concerts/
Concert for the Vernon Ellis Foundation On the 1st July our Choral Scholars will be performing in a special fundraising concert in the Vernon Ellis Foundation Concert Series. www.londonyouthchoir.com/concerts/
Rolling Stones at Hyde Park On the 6th and 13th July The London Youth Choir will be performing alongside the Rolling Stones in their two Hyde Park tour dates. Tickets are selling fast – go to the Rolling Stones Website for more information.
Glastonbury 2013! members of The London Youth Choir will be performing live on stage with the headline act this summer at Glastonbury! Tickets are sold out, sorry!
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