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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

London Youth Choir

We run five Choirs for young people aged 8-21 from all 33 London Boroughs, including Boys’ 8-12; Girls’ 8-12; Training Choir 12-15; Youth Choir 15-21; Chamber Choir 18-21. We run a workshop roadshow across all 33 boroughs to promote quality singing. Our Young Leadership programme is in place with 10 aspiring vocal/choral leaders.

  • Organisation Type: Youth ensemble / orchestra / choir


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Proportion of the young musicians who face aspects from the Indices of Multiple Deprivation


Three most commonly faced challenges

Special educational needs, Economic deprivation, English as a second language

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Vocal, Youth leadership, Choral musicianship


African, Contemporary classical, Country, Folk, Gospel, Opera, Western Classical, Early music

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with London Youth Choir are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with London Youth Choir:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)