Love Music Junior Choir is for up to 200 children aged 8-12 from all across Edinburgh.
We will sing a diverse range of music from across the world in different languages, especially arranged for us by our director, award-winning composer and renowned educationalist Stephen Deazley.
We aim to see our choir members grow in confidence, work together as a team and have a lot of fun! We will rehearse and perform in the Usher Hall, accompanied by jazz legend Dave Milligan.
You don’t need any experience, you don’t need to have a great singing voice, and there are no auditions – all you need to bring is your enthusiasm! The rehearsals will be relaxed and fun. You will make new friends in a supportive and inclusive environment and you will experience the thrill of performing on stage at the Usher Hall.
+ work hard + have fun + be welcoming + inspire others + set our sights high + sing great music!
Do I need experience?
No experience necessary! One of our great strengths is providing quality support for both accomplished singers and complete beginners. There will be more than enough to challenge and excite all kinds of voices with all levels of previous experience! During the choir sessions, you will have the opportunity to develop good singing technique to promote healthy singing, listening skills, singing in harmony, and reading music if you want to.
Do I need to know how to read music?
You don’t have to read music, but there will be opportunities to do so, or to start to learn if you wish.
What age range is the choir for?
Junior Choir is specifically for young people aged 8-12.
What if I turn 13 during the term?
You are welcome to be part of the choir for a full term if you are 12 when the term begins.
What kind of music will we sing?
Great music from everywhere and in many different styles. We believe in fostering and promoting cultural and musical curiosity.
Will we also perform at the Usher Hall?
Yes! Our first concert took place at the Usher Hall at the end of our first term together. LMJC will perform in the Usher Hall and in other venues across Edinburgh in the future – we might not have a public concert every term but there will always be a sharing event or project to work towards at the end of each term.
What else will I get from the choir?
You will have the opportunity to:
+ meet and make new friends from across the city
+ enjoy all the health and well-being benefits of singing with others
+ increase your confidence and resilience
+ learn songs in different languages, and learn about music from different cultures
+ learn vocal techniques and how to harmonise with others
+ learn listening, rhythmic skills and musicianship skills
+ enjoy the wonderful and inspiring setting of the Usher Hall – one of the UK’s finest concert halls
+ raise your voices together in song and feel good!
We aim to give you a weekly life-affirming, emotional lift!