University Choir

Our free choir is perfect for anyone who enjoys singing with others or would like to have a go at singing in a choir for the first time.

The Choir is open to Loughborough University students, staff and members of the public aged 16+. In addition to weekly practices the Choir gives several public performances a year, including Christmas and Spring concerts.

***UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2021***

The Choir is hoping to resume face to face rehearsals from Monday 4 October, with the number of people allowed to rehearse together restricted in line with the University’s current guidance on the safe use of rooms on campus. Rehearsals may be supplemented by online meetings or recordings so that everyone can take part. Further updates to the guidance and restrictions in place on campus may impact on this. Should this be the case then this web page will be updated and members of the Choir will be informed by email.

If you are not a member of the Choir already, then please email lborounichoir@gmail.com for the latest information on arrangements. The Choir is keen to welcome new students and staff who want to join but please contact the Choir in advance rather than just turning up on the night. 

The choir is conducted by Eleanor Graff-Baker. Eleanor read Music at The Queen’s College, Oxford, where she was a Choral Bursar and a member of Schola Cantorum. She is an Associate of the Royal College of Music. Her career has combined performance as a violinist and singer with composition and musical direction.

The choir’s accompanist is Eleonora Babitsky, who studied at the Gnessin Music Institute in Moscow. She was a regular performer with the Soviet State Philharmonic Society, specialising in chamber music; and for five years was an accompanist for Soviet Radio. For many years she was an accompanist for Moscow Chamber Choir conducted by Vladimir Minin. She has also worked for Hochshule fuer Musik in Munich; and is much in demand as an accompanist for string players, having played for Igor Oistrakh, Daniel Sahfran, Vladimir Spivakov, Igor Ozim, Vadim Repin and many other musicians across Europe.