About Barnsley Singers

Barnsley Singers was established in October 2016 following a huge demand for an adult choir run by its Founder and Principal Director Mat Wright.

The choir brings together members of the community from all walks of life to perform in a number of concerts throughout the year. The choir rehearse and perform all types of music ranging from traditional, pop, classical and topical.

Vision, core principles and priorities

Our vision is:

“Connecting our Community in Musical Harmony”

Our Core Principles are:

  • Community – our ethos, identity, flexibility and commitment of members with respect for each other
  • Sustainability – finances, merchandise, planning, development, bid writing, securing our financial position
  • Excellence – Business planning for framework and decision making to drive the choir forward
  • Inclusive – developing subscription incentives, marketing and promotion, retention of members and seeking to remove barriers
  • Enjoyable – Skills development through workshops, repertoire at the right speed, staying true to our first rehearsal

Artistic and Musical Directors

Our artistic and musical directors are talented and dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to deliver vocal tuition to the choir and to develop our expanding repertoire.

Mat Wright – Artistic Director

Luke Mather – Musical Director

Rob Cooper – Assistant Director

Choir Directors

Claire Gilmore


Dawn Shapcott


Jackie Price


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