"Choral music is not one of life’s frills. It’s something that goes to the very heart of our humanity, our sense of community, and our souls. You express, when you sing, your soul in song. And when you get together with a group of other singers, it becomes more than the sum of the parts."
LONDON YOUTH CHOIR NORTH EAST
Laurel is leading London Youth Choir's tenth choir, LYC North East. The junior choir (for years 3-6) rehearses at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham on Thursdays after school.
NOTE-ORIOUS COMMUNITY CHOIR
A fun, friendly, community choir singing in Dulwich since 2008, with a penchant for 80s music. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings at Dulwich Hamlet FC Members Bar and perform regularly in South London.
LONDON HUMANIST CHOIR
Laurel conducted the country's only exclusively secular choir for ten years since 2012, building it into one of the leading choirs in London. The choir regularly perform in London, and have toured to the Edinburgh Free Fringe and Norway.
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE THURROCK COMMUNITY CHORUS
Laurel was Apprentice Conductor to the Chorus in 2019, working alongside Jeremy Haneman, and performing at the Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre and Tilbury Docks. The Chorus are a leading community chorus; performing staged performances from memory in their original languages.
OFFICE CHOIRS AND WELLBEING WORKSHOPS
Laurel has run office choirs at King's College London, Islington Council and Springer Nature Group. Whilst working for Music in Offices she led choirs for Hearst Magazines, Macquarie, and SEI, and has worked as a guest leader with choirs from WeWork, Debenhams, The Telegraph, Knight Frank, JLL, Fidelity and UBS.
She is in demand as a singing for wellbeing workshop leader, due to her passion for bringing people together through singing, no matter their experience, and her knowledge of how singing can improve our mental health.
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ST JOHN OF JERUSALEM FESTIVAL CHORUS
Laurel joined in 2019 as Assistant conductor, preparing the chorus for Bach's Easter Oratorio, Vivaldi Gloria and Purcell's Funeral Music for Queen Mary, as well as Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise.