Co-founder and Director, London Youth Choir, Assistant Music Director, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain
Rachel Staunton grew up in the award-winning Berkshire Youth Choir and toured the world as a member of The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. She gained a choral scholarship to read music at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she graduated with a rst-class honours degree. Since postgraduate studies 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. Over the past decade Rachel has worked as Assistant Director with The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. Something of a choral entrepreneur, Rachel was instrumental in founding the London Youth Choir (LYC) in 2012. As the Artistic Director of LYC Rachel has a vision to use singing to unlock young people’s potential. Rachel was made associate of the Royal Academy of Music, in recognition of her contribution to choral music and work with young people.