LSO Discovery Choir

The LSO Discovery Choir is open to young people aged 8–18 that live or go to school in Hackney, Islington or the City (Juniors) or any London borough (Seniors).

The Choir encourages young people in the local community, of all abilities and regardless of background, to find their voice and experience the joys of singing and making music. The choirs are now recruiting for the next academic year – See below to apply.

'We all had a fantastic time; and it’s been a
truly inspiring and empowering experience for
my daughter.'

LSO Discovery Choir parent

In addition to performing in their own concerts at LSO St Luke’s, the Discovery Choir has regular opportunities to perform with the Orchestra and the choir frequently collaborates with LSO artists and other participants in the LSO Discovery programme.

Conductor, Junior Choir: Lucy Hollins
Conductor, Senior Choir: David Lawrence


Rehearsals take place on Mondays in term-time at LSO St Luke's:
4–5pm: Juniors (aged 8–11, live or go to school in Hackney, Islington or the City)
5–6.15pm Seniors (aged 11–18, live or go to school in any London borough)

Membership for the year costs £50, which covers music hire, t-shirts and the cost of performances.

'The rehearsal was a huge success, he said: 'Mummy, it's not fair, it's too short!' And on Tuesday morning
he said to me that he wished it was Monday again!
I knew he liked singing, but I did not expect such enthusiasm. Thank you.'

LSO Discovery Choir parent

Join the Choir

Places in the LSO Discovery Choir are allocated on an annual basis following a selection day. Please check back for more information on the next selection day.

Junior Choir

To be eligible to apply, applicants must: 

  • Be aged 8 years and over on 1 Sep 2019 (school years 4-6)
  • Live or go to school in Islington, Hackney or the City of London
  • Be enthusiastic about wanting to sing in a choir and develop their singing technique

Senior Choir

To be eligible to apply, applicants must: 

  • Be aged 11-18 years (school years 7-13)
  • Should feel reasonably confident at reading music
  • Should have experiences of singing in a choir and a passion for singing


For more information about the LSO Discovery Choir and application process please contact Sophia Lyons on +44 20 7382 2526 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The LSO Discovery Choir is generously supported by the John S Cohen Foundation, Slaughter and May Charitable Trust, D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and LSO Friends.

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Arts Award 

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone up to the age of 25 grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world.

This activity could contribute towards your Arts Award. To find out more, click here.