"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 HUMANIST CHOIR
Laurel has conducted the country's only exclusively secular choir 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.
"Laurel has taken the London Humanist Choir to new musical heights while providing a fun and engaging experience for our community choir. Her creative rehearsal techniques allow her to continuously challenge us in a positive atmosphere. "
- Laurie Tvedt, LHC Chair
Since March 2020 the choir has continued to rehearse virtually and is keeping connected through remote recordings. For more information, videos and how to join the choir please go to
OFFICE CHOIRS AND WELLBEING WORKSHOPS
Laurel currently runs choirs at King's College London, Islington Council and Springer Nature Group.
Since March 2020 these groups have continued to make music together online, giving employees valuable wellbeing time.
Laurel is also in demand for her work as an online wellbeing workshop leader.
Whilst working for Music in Offices she led choirs for Hearst Magazines, Macquarie, and worked with choirs from WeWork, Debenhams, The Telegraph, and Knight Frank, to name a few.
“Laurel is incredibly encouraging and supportive as our MD. She’s always super positive which makes singing in the choir such a great time! She expects and gets a good standard from us. As a result I want to join another choir as well to sing more often. Thanks Laurel “
- Kate, Kings Choir London Staff Choir
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 everything staged, in its original language and from memory.
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. Postponed performances include Carmina Burana (May 2020).