LYC SOUTH WEST
LYC South West is a choir for children in school years 3 – 6, based in Streatham. It’s the third LYC regional choir, created as part of our 10th anniversary plan to bring brilliant musical education closer to home for more young people across London.
LYC South West is for children in school years 3-6 who live in Streatham and surrounding areas of South West 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 South West 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 South West you will meet every Wednesday during term-time for rehearsal.
Rehearsals are always from 4.30-5.30pm. 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 South West 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.
We offer financial assistance to help with membership fees. You can find out more and apply via our secure online members zone, MyLYC, which we’ll give you access to.
The annual membership fee for all LYC choirs is £300. This can be paid as a single sum or by monthly direct debit (eight payments of £37.50). All the information about how to pay is in our secure online members zone, MyLYC.
There is so much to get out of being a member of LYC South West: 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.
If you’ve got any questions about LYC South West, we’ve almost certainly got the answers! Drop us an email (Mon-Fri, 9.00am-5.00pm) and we’ll be happy to help.
Conductor, LYC South West
Charlotte is a singer, conductor and workshop leader based in London. Charlotte enjoys delivering workshops and facilitating education projects throughout the UK and Europe for various national organisations including The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, The Voices Foundation, The Bach Choir and VOCES8 Foundation, and is an ambassador for Britten-Pears Arts.
Charlotte is musical director of Monumental Choir and directs the East Hertfordshire Schools Singing Festival. She is in demand as a workshop leader, presenter, and adjudicator. Charlotte studied at Nottingham University whilst also holding a choral scholarship, she then moved to Rome to study singing and Italian. Until recently, Charlotte was a full-time member of Apollo5, an international award-winning vocal quintet. She now enjoys a solo career of recitals, oratorio and opera.