Our 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.
About the choir
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.
The Choir rehearses on a Monday evening in Cope Auditorium during term time only from 7-9pm. Rehearsals will resume on Monday 2 October 2023 and membership is available to purchase from the University online store using the buttons below.
The Choir is keen to welcome new students and staff who want to join. Membership is £10 per concert period (Sep-Dec or Jan-May) and this includes the cost of weekly rehearsals and loan of any sheet music you need. Student membership is free but students should still register. You can purchase membership for the academic year 2023/24 or for just one concert period. You are most welcome to observe or try a session free of charge before payment and you will be able to borrow the music for the night but not take it home.
Please note that once you have purchased your membership you will be added to the Choir's email group, which is used to keep members up to date with all the latest information regarding rehearsals and concerts.
If you have any questions about the Choir, then please email LboroUniChoir@gmail.com to find out more about membership and for the latest information on arrangements.
The Cope Auditorium has step free access and there is an accessible toilet in the main foyer. Parking is available outside the building in the evenings. If the barrier is down then please press the buzzer and ask Security to raise it.
If you have any specific access requirements or anything you would like the Choir to be aware of when running rehearsals, please let us know by emailing LUArts@lboro.ac.uk and we will do our best to accommodate them.
The Choir's musical team
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.