LUUMS CHAMBER CHOIR
LUUMS Chamber Choir is the auditioned vocal group of the music society, comprising around 16 students who share the same passion for music and choral singing. The choir has a strong sense of belonging and inclusion, with members studying a variety of university degrees.
We aim to sing a diverse range of repertoire, previously performing works by Allegri, Tchaikovsky and Poulenc, whilst also incorporating more modern pieces. Chamber Choir is a chance to enjoy singing of a high standard within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We perform in concerts at the end of each term and take part in other music activities throughout the year, for example Christmas carolling. These performances all lead up to the main event of the year: the Chamber Choir tour!
The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, and rehearsals are usually followed by a trip to Old Bar in the SU for a chance to socialise in a non-music setting. Rehearsals begin on the 4th October 2022.
Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Rehearsal Hall, School of Music
Jenny Lucking (she/her)
Hi everyone I’m Jenny, and I’m a fourth year BA Music student. I’ve recently finished my Arts Administration Year in Industry placement managing a vocal ensemble named The Apex Singers. The placement gave me absolutely incredible experience and it has really prepared me for managing LUUMS Chamber Choir this year. I’m currently a member of The Hallé Choir in Manchester and was in the Youth Choir as well. In my second year at uni I was manager of Symphonic Choir, and in my first year I sang with a number of choirs including Chamber Choir, Symphonic Choir and Leeds Baroque. I’ve always had a passion for singing and been a bit of a choral nerd, so it makes sense that I want to manage a professional vocal ensemble after my fourth year! Having the experience of singing with & managing LUUMS choirs as well as working with The Apex Singers last year, I’m really looking forward to managing Chamber Choir this year!
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Joe is a third year music student, who enjoys singing, playing piano, and most of all conducting. His love for choral music started at the age of 8, when he joined his local church choir in Liverpool and was able to sing in great venues such as Buckfast Abbey and Lichfield Cathedral. During his gap year, Joe was a choral Scholar at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, where he sung in daily services, concerts and recitals at the Cathedral. He also sung with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic choir and chamber choir during this time. Since arriving in leeds, Joe has enjoyed singing as a choral scholar at Leeds minster, where he has also been lucky enough to direct some of the music. Most notably, the choir were chosen to sing for the live BBC 1 Easter broadcast, which Joe found very enjoyable. Joe is really looking forward to getting involved with LUUMS for the first time, and tackling some exciting and challenging repertoire with a fantastic group of singers!
Abi Turner (she/her)
Abi Turner is a final year BA Music student from Manchester. She began playing the flute when she was 9 and then went on to learn the piano at the age of 11. It wasn’t until she was 16 that she started having singing lessons and start to take doing music seriously. Abi has always enjoyed performing in ensembles and had done so during her time at college, in the concert choir chamber choir and orchestra as well as being a member of the Hallé Youth Choir. Throughout her time at Leeds University so far, Abi has loved being a part of LUUMS, she has been a member of chorus, chamber choir and had the pleasure of conducting Symphonic Choir in her second year. Abi is so excited to be managing chamber choir this year as she has had so much fun already. Outside of music, Abi enjoys spending time with her friends, usually at the pub, cooking (and eating) food at home.