LYC CHAMBER CHOIR
LYC Chamber Choir is a 24-voice mixed voice choir for young people from across London aged 16 to age 23, and represents the summit of the training offered to members on their LYC journey. Chamber Choir members are among London’s most advanced young choral singers, confident across diverse and challenging repertoire. Extra tuition and opportunities provide an enriched musical experience and a gateway to professional singing career paths.
“Being part of LYCC is really special. We are the eldest and busiest choir so spend lots of time together making memories with amazing concert opportunities. With each cohort you make friends for life. I couldn’t recommend it more to anyone who loves to sing!”
“LYC CC has really allowed me to flourish in a choral environment. The work with Greg and the opportunities we get – as well as our varied and contrasting repertoire – continue to aid me to be a better and more rounded musician. Thank you LYC!”
FIND OUT MORE
LYC Chamber Choir is for young people in school aged 16 to age 23 who live anywhere in London. Members of LYC Chamber Choir must also be members of London Youth Choir. LYC Chamber Choir requires high entry standards across vocal technique and musicianship.
To join LYC Chamber Choir you first need to audition. Membership of LYC Chamber Choir is on an annual basis and auditions take place in September of each year.
To find out all about auditioning, visit the Join LYC page.
Rehearsals are held from 6.00-7.15pm on Mondays during term time, in central London near St Paul’s. Members of LYC Chamber Choir then join the London Youth Choir rehearsal, from 7.30-8.45pm.
Rehearsals and performances demand the highest levels from all members, and reward with outstanding performance opportunities and skills development. There are two types of LYC Chamber Choir membership, Full and Flexible.
As a Full Member of LYC Chamber Choir you hold one of 20 paid Scholarship places. In return for a termly stipend of £160, to be used towards travel and singing lesson expenses, Full Members must attend all LYC Chamber Choir and London Youth Choir events. Full Members / Scholars with especially high technical and musical abilities may additionally be offered leadership opportunities within the other LYC choirs.
We also offer Flexible Membership of LYC Chamber Choir to those who may not be able to commit to the full LYC Chamber Choir / London Youth Choir schedule for various reasons. Flexible Members do not receive a stipend, but do receive fully-subsidised membership of London Youth Choir.
There is no membership fee for being a Full or Flexible member of LYC Chamber Choir.
We hold auditions for LYC Chamber Choir in September every year. Auditions are free. When sign-up is open you can book using our online form. If sign-up isn’t open, please join our mailing list to receive alerts.
LYC Chamber Choir performs regularly throughout the year. Visit our Events page to find out about all our choirs’ past and future performances.
If you’ve got any questions about LYC Chamber Choir, we’ve almost certainly got the answers! Send us an email using the link below and we’ll get back to you during our office hours (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm).
MEET THE CHOIR
LYC Chamber Choir members 2022-23
Mauricio Severino Honorato
Conductor (LYC Chamber Choir)
Matthew Quinn is a Northern Irish conductor, composer and singer who is quickly developing a reputation for his exciting and dynamic approach to his music making. Working across the UK and Ireland, Matthew has conducted a range of high-quality ensembles such as the chorus and orchestra of Northern Ireland Opera, Chamber Choir Ireland, Cappella Caeciliana, Myriad Chamber Choir, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Genesis Sixteen, and Manchester Philharmonic Choir. He has recently made professional debuts with the Ulster Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
Matthew has held young artist positions as a conductor at Northern Ireland Opera, The Sixteen, and Crouch End Festival Chorus, and has studied with illustrious conductors such as Sir Harry Christophers, Eamonn Dougan, and David Temple MBE. He is currently the musical director of Northern Ireland Opera’s chorus development programme.
LYC Chamber Choir is made possible through the generous support of our partners City of London School, Garrick Charitable Trust and London Philharmonic Choir.