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.
Due to the latest Government guidance concerning Covid-19, unfortunately, rehearsals for the University Choir will not be able to go ahead at least for the first term of the 2020/21 year. We will continue to review the situation and if the government and university advice changes we will inform you of this.
The Choir is open to Loughborough University students, staff and members of the public aged 16+. In addition to weekly practices the Choir gives two or three public performances a year, including their Christmas and Spring concerts.
New members are welcome at any time – there are no auditions and no previous experience is necessary; you do not have to be able to read music. If you would like to join, simply turn up to one of the weekly practices or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.