STEVEN ROBERTS is Conductor and Musical Director of Altrincham Choral Society, Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and Honley Male Voice choir. He is also an adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals and regularly adjudicates throughout the United Kingdom. He is also Chairman of the Board Trustees of the Federation.

Prior to 2006, Steven combined his musical activities with a full-time post at Barnsley College. During 17 years at the College Steven held a number of posts including Head of Performing Arts and Music, Head of Quality and Director of External Relations.

He has also been conductor of Dodworth and Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choirs, the Allendale Chamber Orchestra, the Liverpool Welsh Choral Union, Sing Live UK, Unlimited Voices and with The Huddersfield Choral Society, most notably for concerts with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Jose Carreras. He has also been chorus master for ‘The Magic of Queen’ and the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), rock classics concerts with the Hallé orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Alongside his choral work he has conducted the Manchester Philharmonic, Derbyshire Sinfonia, Lancashire Chamber Orchestra, the National Festival Orchestra, the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra, Black Dyke Band and a variety of other bands and ensembles.

He is in demand as a choral and voice specialist, but studied piano, brass and voice and has equal extensive experience in each field. He has lead choral days and workshops every year since 1993 and continues to inspire singers throughout the country. He has led workshops and coached young singers in both Peru and Bahrain.

He has conducted numerous times at the Royal Albert Hall, London and has been privileged to conduct in The College Gardens of Westminster Abbey for The Lady Taverners. He has also conducted in many sacred settings including St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, St Mark’s Basilica, Venice as well as in Florence, Sorrento, Amalfi, Milan, Austria, Paris, Bavaria, Montecassino and Barcelona and Poland.

He is also Musical Director for COAL, a contemporary dance piece, which is currently touring the UK. Choreographed by Gary Clarke it is set at the height of the 1980s Miners Strike.

He became a Life Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society in November 2013 and is proud to be a member of The Lords Taverners – the cricketing charity that raises money to give ‘young people, particularly with special needs a sporting chance’.

EnRich Charity was formed for the people of Barnsley in memory of a well-loved teacher and manager and an inspirational man. Richard Tolson "Rich T" was Head of Music & Performing Arts at Barnsley College for a number of years and had an impact on many lives. The charity set up in his name aims to promote any and all specialisms in performing and creative arts. Steven is proud to be a Patron of EnRich.

Next Event

26th January 2019

Sharnbrook Community Choir Workshop, Bedford


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