Take part in a fun family sing-along with members of the National and London Youth Choirs.

There is nothing better than starting the morning with a song, so come and join members of the National and London Youth Choirs for a family singalong, including warm-ups, rounds and songs of all styles as well as our legendary dancercise. No previous singing experience necessary, just plenty of energy and enthusiasm.

Ben Parry principal conductor
Rachel Staunton artistic director
National Youth Choirs of Great Britain
London Youth Choirs

About London Youth Choirs

At its heart, London Youth Choirs (LYC) is a family of 10 choirs for young people from school year three to age 23. Since their foundation in 2012 their citywide vision has always promised two things: musical excellence and social change. They work constantly to remove barriers to access to ensure that everyone can take part. In addition to rehearsals and performances, LYC runs regular workshops in schools in order to bring singing to as many young people as possible.

About Rachel Staunton

Born in the north of England, Rachel Staunton is a conductor based in London. After her postgraduate studies in Choral Conducting at London’s Royal Academy of Music, Rachel held the post of vocal director for In Harmony Opera North (Classic FM’s Music Education Project of the Year 2014) and spent several years establishing the Opera North Children’s Chorus. For over a decade Rachel worked as Assistant Director and Conductor with The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. Something of a choral entrepreneur, Rachel was instrumental in founding the London Youth Choirs (LYC) in 2012. In 2018 Rachel was made Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, in recognition of her contribution to choral music and work with young people.

About Ben Parry

Ben Parry has a busy career as a conductor, composer, singer, arranger and music producer. He is Principal Conductor of the National Youth Choir and Director of the professional choir London Voices. In the mid-1980s he joined The Swingle Singers with whom he toured globally and performed with some of the world’s greatest musicians including Stephane Grappelli, Pierre Boulez and Dizzy Gillespie. Moving to Edinburgh in 1995, he co-founded the Dunedin Consort. He has since held various prestigious directorial posts at St. Paul’s School, London, Junior Royal Academy of Music, King’s College Cambridge and Aldeburgh Festival. As director of London Voices he has performed in major concert houses around the world as well as conducting many major film soundtracks including Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Hobbit and Avengers.