Leicester Youth Chorus (LYC) offers young people aged 7 to 25 the opportunity to sing a range of music in sessions led by experienced educator and choir leader Will Welsford.

New members are always welcome. There are no auditions and no previous experience necessary.

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We’re back!

We started our new term last month and it was lovely to see everyone singing together again. We also enjoyed hearing about everyone’s summer adventures, exam results, and experiences from the first few days back at school. Our junior chorus started learning a fun new piece called Earth by composer Russell Hepplewhite with lyrics by…

5 Reasons Why Singing Is Good For You

As we enter a new year and a new lockdown, let’s remind ourselves why it’s more important than ever to keep singing. Leicester Youth Chorus resume their free zoom rehearsals on Tuesday 12 January, so it’s the perfect time to start a new hobby. 1. Singing makes you happy Just like exercising, singing releases endorphins,…

Introducing Will

An introduction to Will Welsford, the musical director and conductor of LYC Will Welsford has been the musical director and of Leicester Youth Chorus since 2001, he leads the weekly rehearsals and conducts the choir for the majority of it’s performances. Will started his musical career in Leicester when he came to study at university…