The London Youth Chamber Choir forms the pinnacle of excellence of the five choirs, with members aged 16 – 22. This sixteen-voice SATB choir is conducted by Rachel Staunton and Robbie Jacobs. Its members are among the finest young singers in London and are capable of tackling challenging and varied repertoire, ranging from ancient music to new commissions. The choir is proud to be the choral development partners of leading professional choir, Tenebrae.
The chamber choir provides its members with the richest possible musical experience and aims to transform them into exceptional musicians, ready for the professional world, through regular rehearsals, individual vocal tuition, workshops and exceptional performance opportunities. The chamber choir is privileged to work with a series of distinguished visiting conductors including LYC’s Associate Conductor Eamonn Dougan, Ralph Allwood MBE, Nigel Short, Ken Burton, Simon Halsey and Gareth Malone, as well as Greg Beardsell and Paul McCreesh through The Gabrieli Roar scheme. The Chamber Choir perform at a variety of prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Guildhall London, Glastonbury, Barbican, St John’s Smith Square and Southwark Cathedral, as well as on national television.
Chamber Choir members rehearse on Monday evenings during term time from 6 – 7.15pm, and are also required to participate in all Senior Choir rehearsals (7.30 – 9pm) and events. Membership of the Chamber Choir is free, and we are delighted to be able to offer Chamber Choir scholars a small termly stipend, to help cover the costs of travel and additional music tuition. Chamber Choir members are required to re-audition annually. For information on auditions please visit the audition page, or contact us for details of current Chamber Choir vacancies.
Supporting the Chamber Choir
London Youth Choir would like to thank Michael and Margaret Garner, The Dounie Trust and The Mercers’ Company for their kind support of the Chamber Choir. If you would be interested in offering support for this choir, please contact LYC Executive Director, Nina Camilleri at email@example.com.
If you would like to invite the Chamber Choir to participate in your event, please email Emily Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org