Wednesday, 13 January 2016

New appointments at the London Youth Choir.

London Youth Choir performing at the Royal Albert Hall
London Youth Choir performing at the Royal Albert Hall
The London Youth Choir (LYC) has announced some changes and expansions in their team. Co-founder Suzi Digby will become Founding President, whilst co-founder Rachel Staunton takes the role of Director, responsible for all five ensembles. Staunton is also Assistant Musical Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. Eamonn Dougan, Associate Conductor of the Sixteen, is joining LYC as Associate Conductor working with the chamber choir. Whilst Robbie Jacobs, musical director of Reverie, becomes Assistant Conductor with special responsibilities for the main choir and chamber choir.

Eamonn Dougan said that "With music education increasingly under threat in our schools, LYC provides essential opportunities for young singers in London. Rachel Staunton and her team are creating a hugely exciting and varied programme for their choirs and I’m very much looking forward to working with them."

Founded in autumn 2012 by Suzi Digby and Rachel Staunton, London Youth Choir launched with 150 singers, representing 30 of London’s boroughs. The choir's now membership has expanded to over 200 singers with representatives from all 33 boroughs, and numbers are growing all the time.

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