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Next Gen Young Artists

Who We Are

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Chyaro Hylton

Chyaro Hylton

Chyaro has been singing since the age of 11 when he joined his school’s chapel choir. He became head chorister, and his passion for singing took him to read Music at Newcastle University. During this time, he held a scholarship at St Andrew’s Church and sang at Newcastle Cathedral. Chyaro has also dipped into many contemporary formats, especially Collegiate A Cappella where he has competed in the ICCAs for 3 years. Chyaro still loves and contributes in this arena.  Yet as a black man within the choral community he also feels that he has a duty to help create a space where everyone believes that anything is possible, and to change the lack of representation currently within the scene.


Danny Roade

Bass - he/him

In my experience, the choral world has often seemed very exclusive, and has rarely recognised the importance of diversity in a meaningful way. With Vox Urbane it’s really refreshing and exciting to be able to sing choral music with talented people from all backgrounds."


Hannah Hopkins

Soprano- she/her

Hannah has been singing from an early age, joining her first choir aged 9. In school she was continuously involved with choral music, being the head of the chamber choir and a part of The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. Though non-singing, her performances in Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” (2012) and in Giordano’s “Andrea Chenier” (2015) at The Royal Opera House inspired her further. Within university Hannah has become a choral scholar at Worcester chapel choir Oxford as well as partaken in different styles of singing (jazz, neo-soul and r&b). She is a part of Oxford’s Sister’s of Funk and a neo-soul band she founded called Velvet. As a queer woman of Spanish and Jewish heritage the space Vox Urbane excites her, providing possibilities to push expectations of classical music further.

Lily Kemp

Soprano - she/her

Lily is an undergraduate student, who has been singing since she was five. She started at her local church, but soon joined Southwark Cathedral Girl’s Choir in 2013. She left, as head chorister there in 2018. Since then, Lily has sung with The Choir of  Trinity College Cambridge, The Ronnie Scots Jazz Trio and Callum Au Big Band. As a queer woman, Lily can’t wait to be a part of Vox, an ensemble that celebrates diversity in the Classical Music World.

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Amelia Ross

Alto - she/her

Amelia is a student in Year 13 and has loved singing since she was young. Growing up, she listened to an eclectic selection of music from her mixed cultural roots - Scottish folk, Hi-life, East African music and Europop - and this was what inspired her true passion for singing. At school, she has been involved in multiple choirs and close harmony groups and she is now the head chorister of her school’s chamber choir. She also enjoys writing classical and popular choral arrangements and performing in musicals. Next year Amelia is joining Merton College Choir in Oxford as a choral scholar. She is excited to come together with a diverse group of young people in Vox who share her passion for vocal music.

Brooke Storey

Bass - she/her

I have been singing since I was 7 years old, joining my school’s chapel choir a year later. I became head chorister and am currently the Head of Choir. I am currently studying for my A Levels and I hope to go on to study singing for a professional career. As a trans, queer woman I am excited by the prospect of joining Vox Urbane and the involvement of diversity within music. 


Ioan Saul

Tenor - he/him

My dad first got me into choral singing when I was young, and since then I have been lucky enough to be involved in a variety of choirs and projects. I feel privileged to be involved in vox urbane as I feel everyone should have the opportunity to sing and experience the world of choral music, no matter their social background.

Niamh Kearney

Alto - she/her

I grew up in Northern Ireland, where my love of choral singing was sparked when I joined my local church choir at the age of 10. I have thoroughly enjoyed my involvement in church, school and community choirs ever since. My passion for singing led her to move to London, where I am currently a second-year classical singer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

I am a choral scholar and member of the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir. I am thrilled to be involved with Vox Urbane as a Next Gen Young Artist and look forward to working with a choir of talented young people which has diversity at its heart. 

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Olisaemeka Aghadiuno

Tenor - he/him

I started singing aged 10 when I joined my school choir – the Choristers at Cumnor House. With this choir we would learn music by ear and refine our songs to a very high level. The choir entered the BBC Choir of the Year and we reached the semi-finals. I then won an instrumental music scholarship to Dulwich College, so my focus was then placed on practising my trombone and playing in the schools ensembles, but I was always drawn to the choir rehearsals that were going on. Finally, I was dragged along (secretly delighted) to a barbershop rehearsal and this reignited my passion for singing. I took up singing lessons, learning art songs to Sinatra. I now sing in the Chapel Choir and the Close Harmony Group Alleynian Blues and am looking to develop my singing beyond school and see where it takes me. I am delighted to be joining Vox Urbane as it is a catalyst towards people of all colours and background being given the opportunity to sing classical music.

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