Meet our team

Lucy McLean

Founder & Director for York & Harrogate

Lucy York Choir Director

Hannah Shelstone

Leeds Choir Director

Hannah Leeds Choir Director

Emily Hughes

Peterborough Choir Director

Emily Peterborough Choir Director

A bit about Lucy...

Lucy is the choir's slightly bonkers CEO, Founder, Queen* & is also the director of the two York Choirs. Lucy started the choir in 2013 and since then it has gone from strength to strength. 

Lucy wanted to create a choir with a super fun atmosphere, where lots of giggles are had and anyone can come along! This community approach has been a big hit and despite being a 'casual' choir, they sound incredible! 

Lucy is also the highest qualified singing teacher in York. Every year Lucy takes exams, attends conferences and trains in one of the best singing techniques out there, all taught through IVA

(The Institute for Vocal Advancement).

A bit about Hannah...

Hannah is the director of the Leeds choir and has been part of Lucy's choir in York since the beginning. She is also a professional panda cuddler.*

More recently, Hannah has been training with Lucy in preparation of running the Leeds choir and she's done a fab job so far! Hannah is a barrel of laughs and we're sure you'll love her! 

Most of the time, Hannah works as an Occupational Therapist, but she loves singing so much that when she recently moved to Leeds and couldn't take choir with her, she was so upset that we decided she should start one there so she'd never have to miss out again! 

A bit about Emily...

Emily is Peterborough's choir director. She has been part of various choirs for many years and has always had a huge love for singing! She is also Lucy's sister, so you can be sure the slightly bonkers & hilarious shenanigans will continue! In her spare time she is also Batman.* 

Emily can recite Pi to almost 30 decimal places, but please don't hold that against her. Emily is a trained Maths teacher, but when offered the opportunity to start a choir in Peterborough, she just couldn't hold back! The Peterborough choir has done SO well that they're already starting a second night over in Werrington in September 2018. For details on the Peterborough choirs, click here.

*Some of this information may be slightly exaggerated / fabricated/ not entirely true.