Steven Roberts

Steven is the 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, and is also Chairman of

the Board of 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 The Huddersfield Choral Society, most notably for

concerts with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and José 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


Alongside his choral work he has conducted the Manchester Philharmonic,

Derbyshire Sinfonia, Lancashire Chamber Orchestra, the National Festival

Orchestra, the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra, 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 led

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 many of the country’s most prestigious concert

halls. 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, Barcelona and Poland.

He is also Musical Director for COAL, an award-winning contemporary dance

piece choreographed by Gary Clarke; the piece is set at the height of the 1980s

Miners' Strike and is currently touring the UK featuring live brass music.

He is delighted to be working with many well-known brass bands, including

Carlton Main Frickley, Brighouse & Rastrick, Tredegar and The Fairey Band to

name a few.

He 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' and holds Honorary Life Membership with both The Royal Philharmonic

Society (awarded in November 2013) and Altrincham Choral Society.

Steven is proud to be a Patron of EnRich, the charity was formed for the people

of Barnsley in memory of a well-loved teacher, 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 all specialism’s in the performing and creative