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.

'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

Due to COVID 19, the recruitment process for Discovery Choirs has been put on hold. Further information will be available in the Autumn and if you have contacted the choir team, they will get back to you in the Autumn with the details of the upcoming year.

For more information about the LSO Discovery Choir 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, D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and LSO Friends.

Arts Award 

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