London Vocal Project

The London Vocal Project is one of the UK's leading contemporary vocal ensembles, specialising in jazz and groove music. Led by jazz composer and educator Pete Churchill, LVP is a vibrant community of performers.

Photo by Karen Hatch (click to enlarge)

The London Vocal Project is one of the UK's leading contemporary vocal ensembles, specialising in jazz and groove music.

Formed in 2008 from graduates of London conservatoires, the 24-strong choir comprises singers, instrumentalists, composers and music educators.

Our repertoire spans a huge breadth of genres, from jazz and popular music to gospel and groove.


In addition to performing our own arrangements and compositions at London's most famous venues, we have collaborated with some of the world's leading writers and performers, including Sir John Dankworth, Kenny Wheeler, Bobby McFerrin and Jon Hendricks. Click here for more details of past projects

Passionate about music education, we have worked with various schools music services, leading workshops in composition and performance, culminating in major productions involving over 1,000 young musicians.

LVP perform at the 606 Club.
Photo by Goda Bumbliauskaitė(click to enlarge)

Photo by Karen Hatch (click to enlarge)

Musical director Pete Churchill

LVP is led by established composer, performer, conductor and educator Pete Churchill.

His busy freelance career has included work as diverse as a year in the West End as a Musical Director of Five Guys named Moe, almost a decade and a half as the British accompanist for the legendary jazz-singer Mark Murphy and the conductor of the Kenny Wheeler Big Band. He has collaborated with Norma Winstone, Stan Sulzmann, John Taylor, Cleveland Watkiss, Julian Arguelles, Bobby Wellins and Tina May, and released several critically acclaimed jazz albums under his own name.

After almost twenty years teaching at the Guildhall School of Music, he is now Professor of Jazz Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London whilst running the jazz choir at Trinity College of Music.

He regularly teaches in Australia, has given Jazz workshops for the ABRSM in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, and has been a guest lecturer at the Sibelius Academy in Finland. Each summer brings regular courses in France, Spain and Italy.

He received the Parliamentary Award for Services to Jazz Education in 2007 . His 'groove oratorios' for massed choir, orchestra and big band have been performed by school music services across the country, including the Albert Hall.


Carolina Alabau Fernåndez
Joanna Richards
Flora Medlicott
Katie Teage
Helen Burnett
Hannah Berry
Miriam Ast
Andi Hopgood

Soprano section. Photo by Karen Hatch. (click to enlarge)

Alto section. Photo by Karen Hatch. (click to enlarge)


Sophie Smith
Chloe Potter
Jess Radcliffe
Ayesha Pike
Nikki Franklin
Lilli Unwin
Emmy Urquhart (not pictured)


Dominic Stichbury
Sam Chaplin
Davide Basso
Richard Lake

Tenor section. Photo by Karen Hatch. (click to enlarge)

Bass section. Photo by Karen Hatch. (click to enlarge)


Andrew Woolf
Brendan Dowse
Pat Bamber
Adam Spiers
Anthony Marsden
Pete Churchill

Previous members have included:

Fini Bearman, Jess Berry, Mishka Adams, Tommy Antonio, Ben Barritt, Emma Smith, Kwabena Adjepong, Matt Featherstone, Nia Lynn, Will Collier, Joe Stilgoe, Jenni Thompson, Rachel Maby, Robin Holloway, Paola Vera, Adam Saunders, Clara Green, Anbjorg Bergheim, Noemi Nuti, James Arben, Rosanna Brandi, Patrick Soul