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Royal Choral Society

+44 (0)20 7376 3718

92 Lots Road, London SW10 0QD, United Kingdom

The Royal Choral Society began its illustrious life as the Royal Albert Hall Choral Society – formed for the opening of the Royal Albert Hall in 1871.

Its inaugural concert was held at the Royal Albert Hall on 8th May 1872. The choir’s name was shortened to The Royal Choral Society (with permission from Queen Victoria) shortly afterwards.


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Grand Union World Choir

+44 (0)20 8981 1551

St. Margaret's House, Old Ford Road, London, United Kingdom


The Choir was formed specially for Undream’d Shores at the Hackney Empire in November 2014, to represent and celebrate the extraordinary variety of cultural communities now living in London.

The Choir is led by the charismatic, respected and highly experienced choir director Naveen Arles. It has performed many times since its Empire debut, most notably as part of the Southbank singing festival over the Easter weekend and Grand Union’s  Cable Street shows.

London Youth Choir

+44 (0)75 4210 9851

8 Russell Square, London WC1B 4JP, United Kingdom


The London Youth Choir (LYC) is a family of five choirs, established in 2012 by Suzi Digby OBE and Rachel Staunton to provide singers living or educated within Greater London with an outstanding choral education through exceptional musical training and high-level performance opportunities.

The choir’s vision is to inspire young people to achieve the highest possible standard in choral singing, musicianship and vocal production in a supportive and welcoming environment, whilst representing the city of London. Alongside regular weekly rehearsals, LYC also leads ‘Aspire‘, a community engagement programme in collaboration with music hubs across all 33 London boroughs.

The five choirs of LYC rehearse on Monday evenings during term time in the City of London. Membership of the choirs is open to anyone from school year 3 (age 7) – age 21 and auditions are held during the first week of each school term. Financial support is available.